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Finding Our Footing for OER Training: Information and Digital Literacies

"OER is becoming part of conversations throughout the UH system, with more than half of our campuses reporting new adoptions and opportunities."

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Tidewater CC saving costs, boosting student success with OER

Tidewater CC saving costs, boosting student success with OER | Open Educational Resources | Scoop.it
Tidewater Community College has saved students $1 million with its zero-textbook-cost degree program. An added bonus: course retention and grades are rising.
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"Open Educational Resource 2017 Textbook List" by Zachariah Claybaugh and Chelsea Stone

"Open Educational Resource 2017 Textbook List" by Zachariah Claybaugh and Chelsea Stone | Open Educational Resources | Scoop.it
This is an updated, discipline specific OER textbook list for departments at Sacred Heart University, compiled by Zach Claybaugh and Chelsea Stone.
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Lumen and Follett: Canary in the Curricular Materials Coal Mine? -

Lumen and Follett: Canary in the Curricular Materials Coal Mine? - | Open Educational Resources | Scoop.it
By Michael FeldsteinMore Posts (1100) Phil wrote up some excellent observations yesterday about the announcement that Follett has invested in Lumen Learning and will be distributing some of their products. This deal has more significance for the curricular materials market … Continue reading →
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How Much Do College Students Actually Pay For Textbooks? -

How Much Do College Students Actually Pay For Textbooks? - | Open Educational Resources | Scoop.it
By Phil HillMore Posts (466) With all of the talk about the unreasonably high price of college textbooks, the unfulfilled potential of open educational resources (OER), and student difficulty in paying for course materials, it is surprising how little is … Continue reading →
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The OER Content Trap

The OER Content Trap | Open Educational Resources | Scoop.it
Recently I've been following  a discussion about the future of OER (Open Educational Resources). Most of the discussion has been via blog posts between David Wiley (@opencontent) and Rajiv Jhangiani (@thatpsychprof).  Others have contributed via Twitter.  It's a friendly exchange with the key blog posts having been David's Of OER and Platforms: Five Years Later Evolution vs…
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New Pedagogical Resource – Prompt – ProfHacker - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education

New Pedagogical Resource – Prompt – ProfHacker - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Open Educational Resources | Scoop.it
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How Digital Textbooks, Tech Friendly Furniture, and Better Data Are Boosting Engagement at Community Colleges (EdSurge News)

How Digital Textbooks, Tech Friendly Furniture, and Better Data Are Boosting Engagement at Community Colleges (EdSurge News) | Open Educational Resources | Scoop.it

When Jenny Billings piloted a digital textbook class and saw an immediate increase in engagement and retention after just one semester, she thought it must be a fluke. That is, until she ran the pilot again and received the same results.
In many cases, the use of digital tools, platforms, and a
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Understanding Creative Commons Licences - Technology Enhanced Learning

Understanding Creative Commons Licences - Technology Enhanced Learning | Open Educational Resources | Scoop.it
As members of a University, we all enjoy a fair amount of freedom to reuse and distribute copyrighted material to our colleagues and students, under the framework of our Copyright Licensing Agency (CLA), Newspaper Licensing Agency (NLA) and Educational...
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Knowing the Difference Between Digital Skills and Digital Literacies, and Teaching Both

Knowing the Difference Between Digital Skills and Digital Literacies, and Teaching Both | Open Educational Resources | Scoop.it
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Ideas that can be integrated in open pedagogical practices

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Biology 1510 Biological Principles

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Example of OER on WordPress.

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A Midwest community college pushes for widespread use of OER

A Midwest community college pushes for widespread use of OER | Open Educational Resources | Scoop.it
At one Midwest community college, it’s a group effort to get 70 percent of instructors using open educational resources by 2020.  
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Invitation to Join: CC Open Education Platform - Creative Commons

Invitation to Join: CC Open Education Platform - Creative Commons | Open Educational Resources | Scoop.it
In the spirit of openness and to effectively strategize, these platforms are open to all interested parties working in the platform area and adjacent spaces. That’s why Creative Commons invites you to join the CC Global Network Open Education Platform!
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Some Notes On Lumen Learning's $3.75 million Funding Round Led By Follett -

Some Notes On Lumen Learning's $3.75 million Funding Round Led By Follett - | Open Educational Resources | Scoop.it
By Phil HillMore Posts (469) Today’s biggest ed tech news was Lumen Learning – co-founded by David Wiley and Kim Thanos and focused on getting deeper adoption of OER in higher education – and their new round of funding. And this … Continue reading →
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Is New York's decision to spend $8 million on OER a turning point? | Inside Higher Ed

Is New York's decision to spend $8 million on OER a turning point? | Inside Higher Ed | Open Educational Resources | Scoop.it
Inside Digital Learning asked ed tech experts if New York State's decision to pour millions of dollars into open education resources represents a breakthrough for OER. Here are their responses. Do you agree?
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Of OER and Platforms: Five Years Later (EdSurge News)

Of OER and Platforms: Five Years Later (EdSurge News) | Open Educational Resources | Scoop.it

This material was created by David Wiley and you can download, edit and share it for free under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license from the original post on his blog.

Five years ago, in an essay called “2017: RIP OER?” I pondered whether this year would be the end of O
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A Review of the Effectiveness & Perceptions of Open Educational Resources As Compared to Textbooks

Students spend a lot of money on textbooks. Alternatives to the expensive textbooks that come from commercial publishers are open educational resources, o
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A Growing (But Controversial) Idea in Open Access Textbooks: Let Students Help Write Them (EdSurge News)

A Growing (But Controversial) Idea in Open Access Textbooks: Let Students Help Write Them (EdSurge News) | Open Educational Resources | Scoop.it
The textbook that Delmar Larsen assigned his students was full of errors, and he knew it. The professor felt like an accomplice.It was 2007, and Larsen was teaching a physical chemistry for life sciences course at the University of California at Davis. The textbook, written by a well-known author, h
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Textbook Prices Reduce Course Accessibility

Textbook Prices Reduce Course Accessibility | Open Educational Resources | Scoop.it
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Bill Text - SB-1359 Public postsecondary education: course materials.

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