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OpenStax College doubles down on free textbooks

OpenStax College doubles down on free textbooks | Innovations in e-Learning | Scoop.it
Rice University-based publisher OpenStax College today announced plans to more than double the number of titles in its catalog of free textbooks by 2015, thanks to a grant from the Laura and John Arnold Foundation.
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Are We Nearing a Time Professors Won’t Need Schools to Physically Teach In? Pay as you Go Ed

Are We Nearing a Time Professors Won’t Need Schools to Physically Teach In? Pay as you Go Ed | Innovations in e-Learning | Scoop.it
To be a professor, you need a classroom packed with bright-eyed students eager to soak up your sage advice, right? Wrong. All you now need is Professor Direct,
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The college textbook bubble and how the “open educational resources” movement is going up against the textbook cartel | AEIdeas

The college textbook bubble and how the “open educational resources” movement is going up against the textbook cartel | AEIdeas | Innovations in e-Learning | Scoop.it
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Project Blue Sky: Big Boost to OER From . . . Pearson?

Project Blue Sky: Big Boost to OER From . . . Pearson? | Innovations in e-Learning | Scoop.it
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Call me a skeptic...but it sounds like they are going to package  a little of them with what's  open and free. I remember when I was a kid we laughed about the idea that anyone would ever sell water too..oh yeah- that's marketing.

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Course-Management Companies Challenge MOOC Providers - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Course-Management Companies Challenge MOOC Providers - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Innovations in e-Learning | Scoop.it

Two software companies that sell course-management systems, Blackboard and Instructure, have entered the race to provide free online courses for the masses.

On Thursday both companies plan to announce partnerships with universities that will use their so