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▶ Richard Baraniuk on open-source learning - YouTube

http://www.ted.com Rice University professor Richard Baraniuk explains the vision behind Connexions, his open-source, online education system. It cuts out th...
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The Future Of Textbooks Is Free … And It’s Now Available | Edudemic

The Future Of Textbooks Is Free … And It’s Now Available | Edudemic | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Boundless just launched the public beta version of its brand new site. What is Boundless? It’s a way to easily turn all of the open source information that exists in the world into a simple easy-to-use digital textbook. And it’s free.

 

This is one of the most exciting announcements that came across my inbox over the past few weeks. Boundless is shaping up to truly disrupt the digital textbook industry and the newly launched tools are robust enough to do just that.

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The Banality of Textbooks | Inside Higher Ed

The Banality of Textbooks | Inside Higher Ed | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Or there’s the option for free textbooks. That’s (part of) the promise of OER, and “free and open” is how Boundless is branding itself. The startup came onto the scene earlier this year with news that it was being sued for copyright infringement by 3 of the major players in the publishing industry. Boundless has filed a motion to dismiss that lawsuit, and by launching to the public today, the startup maintains it is ready to fight rather than wilt under the legal pressures it contendsare aimed at “stifling innovation from edtech startups like ours.”

 

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Educational Technology Guy: Resources to Replace Textbooks

Educational Technology Guy: Resources to Replace Textbooks | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it

KF:  The rise of new information resources allows teachers and students to engage with exisitng knowledge in very different ways to the past.  Monolithic tomes with equally impressive price tags are no longer (if they ever were) a prerequisite for quality information and learnign activities.

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Startup challenges textbook market by packaging open access materials | Inside Higher Ed

Startup challenges textbook market by packaging open access materials | Inside Higher Ed | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Textbook publishers have almost boundless disdain for Boundless Learning, and it's not hard to see why.

 

The company, which unveiled an upgraded, public iteration of its softwareWednesday after a year in beta, offers college students free, open versions of textbooks that would normally cost them scores if not hundreds of dollars. It describes what it does as "textbook replacement."

 

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Free Textbooks Shaking Up Higher Education

Free Textbooks Shaking Up Higher Education | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Open-source textbooks, free for students to use and for professors to modify, are being developed by more companies and adopted in more classrooms...
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The No Textbook Degree | iterating toward openness

The No Textbook Degree | iterating toward openness | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it

I’ve been thinking about what’s next for OER… With the current set of MOOCs – which aren’t even open – grabbing attention away from the real movement, we need an exciting idea to get behind. Something that can inspire another decade of work across the nation and around the world.

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150 Free Textbooks: A Meta Collection

150 Free Textbooks: A Meta Collection | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
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Free textbooks (aka open textbooks) written by knowledgable scholars are a relatively new phenomenon. Below, find a meta list of 150 Free Textbooks, and check back often for new additions. Also see our online collection of Free Courses.
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