Thursday, August 31, 2023
Wednesday, August 30, 2023
Tuesday, August 29, 2023
UW Libraries Names Alternative Textbook Grant Recipients for 2023-24 Academic Year - University of Wyoming
Monday, August 28, 2023
Sunday, August 27, 2023
University of Manitoba OER Grants for UM Full-time tenure track/tenured faculty, continuing/probationary instructors, and librarians
Saturday, August 26, 2023
“Free for profit” is a term that might seem contradictory at first glance. However, it typically refers to content or resources that are made available without cost or payment for use in for-profit activities. In other words, even though something is provided for free, it can still be used in ways that generate profit. For example, in the context of creative works like music or art, “free for profit” might mean that the content is offered without requiring payment upfront, allowing individuals or businesses to use it in their projects, products, or services that are intended to generate revenue. This approach can sometimes be part of a broader strategy to attract more users or customers by offering useful resources at no initial cost.
Friday, August 25, 2023
Thursday, August 24, 2023
Wednesday, August 23, 2023
Tuesday, August 22, 2023
UN To Relaunch Chair On Multimodal Learning And Open Educational Resources At North-West University - IedNewsDesk
Monday, August 21, 2023
Sunday, August 20, 2023
CALS Entrepreneurship Fellow innovates to deliver engaging course material and save students money - Ann Y. Robinsonm, Iowa State
Saturday, August 19, 2023
UNO Students Save Nearly $5 Million in Textbook, Course Material Costs Through Open Nebraska Initiative - University of Nebraska Omaha
Friday, August 18, 2023
Thursday, August 17, 2023
Whenever possible, the Library encourages instructors to assign materials already freely available online or licensed through the library catalog (montclair.edu/library) to help minimize MSU students’ textbook expenses. Sprague Librarians can assist instructors in locating textbook alternatives from both existing library e-resources and open educational resources (OER), and Access Services staff can assist with scanning and placing limited selections of physical material held by the library or provided by instructors through electronic reserves into your Canvas course.
Wednesday, August 16, 2023
University Libraries launches open textbook program to promote student success and faculty innovation - Sara Velasquez, University of New Mexico
Tuesday, August 15, 2023
The OER Advocacy Committee (OERAC) works towards increasing global recognition of Open Educational Resources (OER), and provide policy support for the uptake, use and reuse of OER. All members of the ICDE OERAC are appointed as Ambassadors for OER for the period 2023-2024 and their work is aligned with the ICDE Strategic Plan 2021-2024 and the ICDE Activity Plan 2023-2024. The Committee is Chaired by Prof. Dr. Ebba Ossiannilsson, Vice-President of the Swedish Association for Open, Flexible and Distance Learning (SADE).
Monday, August 14, 2023
OER play a key role in AAC&U’s mission of democratizing higher education. Faculty and students can use, customize, and share these free educational materials, from single lessons to entire textbooks, regardless of the size and type of institution. But affordability is only one benefit of adopting and implementing OER in higher ed settings. AAC&U has partnered with members in advocating for ways to use OER as a lever to develop more equitable, inclusive, and diverse classrooms. Successful OER initiatives do not need to be massive, resource-intensive, or exhaustive. They do, however, require strategic planning, targeted approaches, collaborative leadership, and goal-oriented advocates. AAC&U’s Office of Curricular and Pedagogical Innovation (OCPI) has a variety of programming and events available to support our members in such efforts.
Sunday, August 13, 2023
Saturday, August 12, 2023
Friday, August 11, 2023
Thursday, August 10, 2023
Open RN and XanEdu announce the release of Nursing Assistant in both low-cost print and free digital nursing textbook
Wednesday, August 9, 2023
BLUFORD LIBRARY RECEIVES LSTA GRANT TO LOWER CLASS COSTS, BOOST OER USE - North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
]F.D. Bluford Library at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University has received a $31,902 Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant to support an Open Educational Resources (OER) syllabus review service. This service is designed to lower the cost of classes for N.C. A&T students and increase the use of high-quality OER within the university. Bluford Library will pilot the syllabus review service where the grant team will evaluate the cost of a particular class. Each instructor will be provided with a list of free or low-cost alternatives to their course materials, which could include Open Educational Resources or materials licensed by the library.
Tuesday, August 8, 2023
Dr Patrina Law: A quick guide to designing and delivering effective bite-sized learning - Laura Bandell, the Open University
Monday, August 7, 2023
The transition to fully online classes was unexpected but revealed an opportunity for educational progress we had never known before! “The expanded adoption of Canvas and digital resources has been an enormous boon to students with disabilities. The increased availability of electronic textbooks and open educational resources has been a huge benefit because they can use screen readers with those, adjust the color contrast, and manipulate them in so many ways that a hard copy textbook can’t be,” said Proebstel.
Sunday, August 6, 2023
State directors reflect on wins, challenges ahead - KATHRYN GIMBORYS AND ALEXIS GRAVELY, Community College Daily
Several states highlighted programs they recently launched or will soon launch to help reduce barriers to postsecondary education access for students, such as:
Louisiana’s M.J. Foster Promise Program, which allows eligible students to receive a year of funding without completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.
Wisconsin’s and Oregon’s bolstered focus and funding for open educational resources.
Massachusetts’ MassReconnect program, which provides free community college for adults without a two-year degree.
Saturday, August 5, 2023
New Venture Fund For The Open Education Program At The Scholarly Publishing And Academic Resources Coalition - Hewlett Foundation
Friday, August 4, 2023
Thursday, August 3, 2023
Wednesday, August 2, 2023
I’ve continued to develop this practice of care over the years. It has led me increasingly towards a range of open educational practices including creating and using OER, open pedagogy, open access or universal design for education—ultimately, doing what I can to eliminate artificial barriers to learning and sharing learning in public ways. These practices continue today around my work with generative AI in creating and maintaining this crowdsourced document of syllabi policies on AI and more. Openness practices have led me to rethink my relationship with teaching and how I support faculty. I seek to make explicit the conversation of power and agency in teaching and learning with the intention of nudging educators towards more collaborative, empowering and less harmful means of teaching and learning.