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Cal State University's Affordable Learning Solutions Initiative: Scaling Impacts | The Sloan Consortium

The Costs and Consequences for CSU Students: Between 1986 and 2004, textbook prices rose 186 percent in the United States, or slightly more than six percent per year (GAO, 2005). The 2008 California Bureau of State Auditor Report indicates that CSU students paid $812 per year for textbooks, a significant percentage of students' total cost for their education. Applying the historic textbook inflation trend of 6.1 percent annually means full time CSU students are now paying approximately $1,000 per year for textbooks. Collectively, CSU students are spending well over $300 million for textbooks. In a 2011 national Student PIRG survey of 1,905 students at 13 college campuses, seven of 10 students report not buying at least one of their required textbooks because it was too expensive. Seventy-nine percent of all students in this survey stated they would do "worse/much worse" in a class without their own textbook. The affordability of course materials is a significant barrier for student success. Strategies for improving the affordable choices of course materials for CSU students have become an important part of a number of campus Graduation Initiative programs. When the total cost of education is more affordable, students graduate in less time, providing greater access to a CSU education to more of our citizens.

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OER World Map

OER World Map | OER & Open Education News | Scoop.it
OER World Map shares information on behalf of the worldwide OER community, using local knowledge to describe the OER ecosystem.
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MOOCs: A Postmortem

MOOCs: A Postmortem | OER & Open Education News | Scoop.it
What I mean when I say that MOOCs are dead is not that MOOCs no longer exist, but that MOOCs are no longer competing against universities for the same students. Continuing with the Coursera theme here, in August they became the last of the major MOOC providers to pivot to corporate training. While I did note the departure of Daphne Koller on this blog, I didn’t even bother to mention that pivot at the time because it seemed so unremarkable, but really it is.

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, May 8, 9:59 PM

This is interesting. Thanks to Mark E. Deschaine.

Becky Roehrs's curator insight, May 9, 9:50 AM

I love taking MOOC's, but would never want my (public) institution to waste money on creating or maintaining a MOOC ..what a waste of public money! Let the private schools throw their dollars away-we'll be glad to take the courses we like and ignore the rest.

 

It was obvious, IMO, from day one, MOOC's were not set up for a self-sustaining business model, and were building courses on the backs of faculty who were donating their time and  materials to corporations (quite a few of the MOOC providers are not non-profit, in spite of their "good intentions"). 

 

Corporate training is their only hope..until then, take the courses while they are free!

Leigh-Anne Perryman's curator insight, May 15, 4:04 AM
The debate about MOOCs continues...
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Key principles of open labs (essay)

Key principles of open labs (essay) | OER & Open Education News | Scoop.it
As public universities divert resources into new kinds of learning spaces, they should promote collaborative and mutually enriching connections among students and institutions, write Robin DeRosa and Dan Blickensderfer.
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The end of Academia.edu: how business takes over, again

The end of Academia.edu: how business takes over, again | OER & Open Education News | Scoop.it
Academia.edu used to be a refreshing and very useful platform for academics and students all over the world. That has ended with academia.edu introducing  the ‘paid search’, says Ico Maly (Tilburg University).  
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For whom, and for what? Not-yetness and thinking beyond open content | Collier | Open Praxis

For whom, and for what? Not-yetness and thinking beyond open content | Collier | Open Praxis | OER & Open Education News | Scoop.it
For whom, and for what? Not-yetness and thinking beyond open content

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Survey launched for #OOFAT Models

Survey launched for #OOFAT Models | OER & Open Education News | Scoop.it
We are pleased to announce the publication of the survey for the OOFAT Models project, which can be accessed via  Through this research we hope to produce an improved understanding of the sustainab…
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Trump bans government scientists from sharing their work with the taxpayers who funded it

Trump bans government scientists from sharing their work with the taxpayers who funded it | OER & Open Education News | Scoop.it
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The Gauntlet / The rising price of knowledge: University of Calgary cuts 1,600 academic resources

The Gauntlet / The rising price of knowledge: University of Calgary cuts 1,600 academic resources | OER & Open Education News | Scoop.it
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How the Pioneers of the MOOC Got It Wrong

How the Pioneers of the MOOC Got It Wrong | OER & Open Education News | Scoop.it
By replicating the lecture format, MOOCs ignore the truly innovative developments in online learning

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What is a Global Digital Citizen and Why Does the World Need Them?

What is a Global Digital Citizen and Why Does the World Need Them? | OER & Open Education News | Scoop.it
The Global Digital Citizen understands that we can govern technology for the benefit of both ourselves and others. It is a citizen that views the world as an interconnected community. Additionally, they realize we simultaneously share technological and human experiences regardless of culture, status, or political/religious beliefs.

So we define the best assets of the Global Digital Citizen using 5 tenets.

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Carlos Fosca's curator insight, January 16, 3:53 PM

Interesante artículo sobre que es un ciudadano global digital y porque es importante.

Willem Kuypers's curator insight, January 19, 2:20 PM
Un article intéressant qui dessine les contours du futur citoyen du monde et qui donne quelques pistes pour l'introduire dans l'enseignement.
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2017: The Year of Open 

2017: The Year of Open  | OER & Open Education News | Scoop.it

The Year of Open is a global focus on open processes, systems, and tools, created through collaborative approaches, that enhance our education, businesses, governments, and organizations.


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Why Open Research: An interview featuring Erin McKiernan | PLOScast

Why Open Research: An interview featuring Erin McKiernan | PLOScast | OER & Open Education News | Scoop.it
An interview with Erin McKiernan, a professor at National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), pledged to only publish in Open Access journals, demonstrating
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Ontario Government Placing Big Bet on Open Textbooks - Michael Geist

Ontario Government Placing Big Bet on Open Textbooks - Michael Geist | OER & Open Education News | Scoop.it
The Creative Commons Global Summit was held in Toronto over the weekend, bringing hundreds of people together from around the world to discuss issues ranging from copyright reform to enhancing collaboration and sharing. As part of the opening of the event, David Lametti, the Parliamentary Secretary for the Innovation, Science and Economic Development, and Deb Matthews, the Ontario Minister for Advanced Education and Skills Development as well as the Minister for Digital Government, both provided words of welcome. Their presence demonstrated how far openness, access, and balanced copyright have come in recent years.  Lametti, a leading voice on copyright as McGill law professor, emphasized the important role of balance and flexibility in the copyright system, while Matthews provided a unequivocal endorsement of openness and access.

Matthews provided more than just encouraging words, however.  She used her opening remarks to promote the creation of a new Open Textbook Library for Ontario that will feature hundreds of openly licensed, professionally created textbooks providing students with access to free digital texts in dozens of university and college courses.
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German universities prepare for recognition of MOOC-based learning

German universities prepare for recognition of MOOC-based learning | OER & Open Education News | Scoop.it
Continuing with the German theme from my last post... Last week I was honoured to be invited to speak at a workshop in Berlin held by Kiron Open Higher Education for staff from their German partner universities, on the topic of recognition of prior learning through massive open online courses. My slides from the event are here. Kiron…
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Open, The Philosophy and Practices that are Revolutionizing Education and Science

Open, The Philosophy and Practices that are Revolutionizing Education and Science | OER & Open Education News | Scoop.it
Affordable education. Transparent science. Accessible scholarship. These ideals are slowly becoming a reality thanks to the open education, open science, and open access movements. Running separate—if parallel—courses, they all share a philosophy of equity, progress, and justice. This book shares the stories, motives, insights, and practical tips from global leaders in the open movement.
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Edited by Dr. Rajiv Jianghiani w/ contributions from BCcampus ED Mary Burgess on the BC Open Textbook Project
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U of California, Berkeley, to delete publicly available educational content

U of California, Berkeley, to delete publicly available educational content | OER & Open Education News | Scoop.it
Starting March 15, the university will begin removing more than 20,000 video and audio lectures from public view as a result of a Justice Department accessibility order.
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OER’s Road Ahead is Paved with Publisher Platforms | From the Bell Tower

OER’s Road Ahead is Paved with Publisher Platforms | From the Bell Tower | OER & Open Education News | Scoop.it
Academic librarians are pleased with the progress they’ve made in leading their campuses to recognize the value of Open Educational Resources (OER). Now publishers are responding to OER with new learning platforms. It may be time for a new strategy.
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The Federal Open Licensing Playbook

OPEN LICENSING PLAYBOOK: The U.S. Department of State has published a new government “playbook” for federal programs to adopt open licensing policies for grant-funded resources. The playbook provides guidance to federal agencies and other funders interested in expanding the impact of their investments through open licensing of educational resources. While the playbook is primarily intended for the U.S. government, many of the topics and suggestions are applicable to grants at all levels.
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Of OER and Platforms: Five Years Later

Of OER and Platforms: Five Years Later | OER & Open Education News | Scoop.it
Five years ago, in an essay called 2017: RIP OER?, I pondered whether this year would be the end of OER. The bulk of my concern was expressed in these two
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Open Education: International Perspectives in Higher Education - Open Book Publishers

Open Education: International Perspectives in Higher Education - Open Book Publishers | OER & Open Education News | Scoop.it
Academic publishing of peer-reviewed open access monographs
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Leveling the Scientific Playing Field through Open Research

Leveling the Scientific Playing Field through Open Research | OER & Open Education News | Scoop.it
This article aims to stimulate discussion on the way we conduct research. We should embrace advances in technology to open up science by sharing papers, data and software without any boundaries.
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Faculty Members’ Instructional Priorities for Adopting OER | Jung | The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning

Faculty Members’ Instructional Priorities for Adopting OER | Jung | The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning | OER & Open Education News | Scoop.it
Faculty Members’ Instructional Priorities for Adopting OER
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