Saturday, September 30, 2023
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Openverse Wins 2023 Open Education Award, Seeks Community Feedback for 2024 Roadmap - Sarah Gooding, WP Tavern
Wednesday, September 27, 2023
OpenStax to Release Free Online Organic Chemistry Textbook, Instructional Materials - Kristal Kuykendall, Campus Technology
Tuesday, September 26, 2023
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Jennryn is the Director of Learning and Training at Creative Commons. She runs the Creative Commons Certificate program, a training in open licensing, copyright, and the ethos of our global, shared commons. She focuses on projects to increase collaboration and support for open education, globally. Prior to Creative Commons, Jennryn worked on open policy and open educational resources (OER) at the U.S. Department of State. She has also enjoyed gaining a different perspective on education through international development work in Thailand and as a Peace Corps volunteer in Niger. The ten week online Creative Commons Certificate course provides an-in depth study of Creative Commons licenses and open practices, developing participants’ open licensing proficiency and understanding of the broader context for open advocacy.
Sunday, September 24, 2023
Learning by doing: practical tips from 10 years of making Moocs - Stuart Nicol , Fiona Buckland, Times Higher Ed
Saturday, September 23, 2023
Penn State HOTLINE GIVE APPLY This is Penn State Academics Admission Tuition and Aid Research Athletics News ACADEMICS Second annual Open Champion award winners honored for work with open education - Penn State
Friday, September 22, 2023
Thursday, September 21, 2023
Fourteen McMaster University faculty, instructional assistants, and staff are receiving grants to support nine projects that will foster the creation of free online textbooks and other openly licensed digital educational materials. The McMaster Open Educational Resources (OER) Grant Program is supported by the Office of the Provost, McMaster University Library, McMaster Students Union, and the MacPherson Institute. It provides successful applicants with funding to create or adapt and customize OERs, enabling new pedagogical approaches and costs savings for students. The program also offers an award for instructors to peer review an existing open textbook.
Wednesday, September 20, 2023
Open-access textbook on the Holocaust co-edited by Hazleton sociology professor - Penn State Libraries
Tuesday, September 19, 2023
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Saturday, September 16, 2023
Free your content! A guide to creating sustainable open licensed media - Lorna Campbell, Times Higher Ed
Friday, September 15, 2023
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Tuesday, September 12, 2023
While the cost of textbooks in higher education poses a significant challenge to many students, accessibility to course materials for those with disabilities is an even greater challenge for some whose limitations make learning more difficult. So a multidisciplinary team of five faculty members is working toward improving accessibility for all through Open Educational Resources, which are course materials made free to students through a variety of platforms.
Monday, September 11, 2023
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Saturday, September 9, 2023
‘Français inclusif’ curriculum named finalist for Open Education Awards for Excellence - Boise State News
Friday, September 8, 2023
West Texas A&M University announced Aug. 24 an ambitious plan to eliminate most textbook-related costs for WT students. “Making education affordable is our responsibility,” President Walter V. Wendler said. “We want to help lower the cost of higher education for students and families and continue to make WT the University of choice for students across the region, the state, the nation and the world.”
Thursday, September 7, 2023
JU, DLIS organises lecture on 'Understanding Open Educational Resources for Teaching, Learning, and Research'
Wednesday, September 6, 2023
One of the motivations for founding Creative Commons (CC) was offering more choices for people who wish to share their works openly. Through engagement with a wide variety of stakeholders, we heard frustrations with the “all or nothing” choices they seemed to face with copyright. Instead they wanted to let the public share and reuse their works in some ways but not others. We also were motivated to create the CC licenses to support people — artists, technology developers, archivists, researchers, and more — who wished to re-use creative material with clear, easy-to-understand permissions.
Tuesday, September 5, 2023
Monday, September 4, 2023
West Texas A&M's Faculty Senate voted no confidence in its president last spring, partly for his talk of a “textbook-free” campus. Now he's doubling down. “If a course requires a textbook, the college’s dean will utilize college resources to pay for the textbook—not the student or student fees,” Walter V. Wendler wrote in an email Thursday to students, staff and faculty members. (His message did note that there are a “multitude of examples … which will surface” of “reference books and digital materials,” such as the International Building Code, that won’t be considered “textbooks.”) “I wrote an op-ed published on October 26, 2018, entitled Text-Book Free, Not Free Textbooks,” Wendler wrote. “I waited and prodded for campus responses for five years.
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New open educational resource helps students to save this fall - Sara Velasquez, University of New Mexico
The University Libraries Open Educational Resources (OER) initiative is thrilled to announce its collaboration with the Department of English Language and Literatures in the development of an Open Educational Resource (OER) designed for First-Year English Core Composition classes. The creation of the OER will save students money and make course work much more accessible. With an enrollment of approximately 3,509 students in their composition classes, the UNM English Department is poised to make a substantial impact on student affordability. At a conservative estimate of $27.50 per course material for the OER, this translates to an astounding savings of $96,500 for students within a single semester.