Cengage releases 5th installment of the Journey to OER podcast
Source: cengage.com • 28-May-17
A free eBook: Made with Creative Commons
Source: creativecommons.org • 26-May-17
Originally funded by a Kickstarter campaign and published by the Creative Commons. This book outlines, with 24 examples, how to make money publishing free material. Available in every conceivable format. You can even buy it on Amazon for $18 or from Ctrl-Alt-Delete
BMCC Leading the Way in CUNY OER Effort
Source: cuny.edu • 22-May-17
Open Source Textbooks Contribute To College Affordability
Source: chattanoogan.com • 22-May-17
OER Pioneer David Wiley Predicts All Community Colleges Will Dump Traditional Textbooks By 2024
Source: edsurge.com • 21-May-17
2017 Northeast Regional OER Summit is June 13-14
Source: umass.edu • 21-May-17
Keynote speakers are Dr. David Wiley
, chief academic officer at Lumen Learning and Marilyn Billings, head of Scholarly Communication & Special Initiatives at UMass Amherst. Press Release
BCCampus Open Textbook Summit is May 24-25
Source: bccampus.ca • 21-May-17
This event is at Simon Fraser University - Harbour Centre, Fletcher Challenge Canada Theatre, Vancouver, British Columbia. And you wouldn't want to miss Open Textbook Summit Pub Night at Library Square Public House on 5/24 from 5 to 7.
Texas Conference on Institutional Repositories
Source: smu.edu • 21-May-17
The conference is at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX on June 2. At 2:20 there is a breakout session called Barriers to OER adoption (and potential solutions) with Amanda Hovious, a librarian and instructional designer at the University of North Texas
Philosophy professor adds 'Logic' to Open SUNY Textbooks
Source: oswego.edu • 17-May-17
Thank you for your contribution, professor DeLancey.
His book, "A Concise Introduction to Logic" is available here
in PDF, ePUB and HTML at Open SUNY's repository.
As textbook prices rise, college seeks alternatives for students
Source: havasunews.com • 15-May-17
Scottsdale Community College is going all-in with open educational resources. This is a long article that covers a lot of ground.
eCampusOntario, Ryerson University to Create Open Publishing Infrastructure for Ontario Post-Secondary Educators, Learners
Source: newswire.ca • 15-May-17
Judging by the mind-boggling number of players mentioned, I think this is significant. eCampusOntario is a not-for-profit comprised of all public universities in Ontario. Also somehow involved: the Rebus Foundation, Book Oven, Inc, Ontario Colleges Library Service (OCLS), Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL), the college Heads of Libraries and Learning Resources (HLLR), the Centre for Extended Learning at University of Waterloo and oh no, I've gone cross-eyed
Open textbooks: BYU researchers show free resources can provide an equivalent education and save students thousands
Source: byu.edu • 13-May-17
Fiddler: The Cost of Textbooks Is a Huge Obstacle for Poor Students. Here’s a Solution
Source: the74million.org • 13-May-17
How Google Took Over the Classroom
Source: nytimes.com • 11-May-17
Better Chapter Ahead For Publisher Houghton Mifflin
Source: barrons.com • 11-May-17
A Year In The Life Of Open Educational Resources
Source: moodlenews.com • 10-May-17
Do textbooks cost too much?
Source: troymessenger.com • 10-May-17
Cost-free degrees coming on campus
Source: pcccourier.com • 09-May-17
Pasadena City College launches a Z-Degree program.
The program for a tuition-free first year at College of the Canyons is accepting applications until Monday.
Source: hometownstation.com • 09-May-17
Following up on a story from March.
Textbook buybacks on the horizon; know your options
Source: the-standard.org • 07-May-17
From the Missouri State University student-run newspaper. When selling back textbooks, it really pays to shop around.
Amazon, Apple, Google, and Microsoft Battle for K-12 Market, and Loyalties of Educators
Source: edweek.org • 06-May-17
Under Trump, Ed-Tech Leadership Is Big Question Mark
Source: edweek.org • 03-May-17
Open season on learning
Source: democratherald.com • 03-May-17
Pearson Explores Sale of Its U.S. K-12 Curriculum Business
Source: edweek.org • 03-May-17
Houghton Mifflin reports 1Q loss
Source: yahoo.com • 02-May-17
BGSU: Online Textbook Network yields benefits, reduces student costs
Source: sent-trib.com • 02-May-17
Bowling Green State University joins the Open Textbook Network. According to the article, this brings OTN up to 380 campuses, and that's about 10% of higher education.
Say goodbye to school textbooks. Wake County moving to free online materials
Source: newsobserver.com • 02-May-17
Open Access Textbooks, Free Scantrons Coming to NDSU
Source: ndsuspectrum.com • 02-May-17
Amphi invites public to view social studies textbooks
Source: tucsonlocalmedia.com • 01-May-17
Amphitheater Public Schools invites public viewing of their 10 social studies textbook candidates. Broken down by publisher: McGraw-Hill: 4, Houghton-Mifflin: 3, Pearson: 2 (one is listed as 'Magruder’s/Pearson'), Gibbs Smith Publishing: 1.
eCampus Open Content Funding
Source: ecampusontario.ca • 30-Apr-17
This isn't really new. It came to my attention through the Ontario story from yesterday. It's eCampus's funding grants for 2016-2018 and it lists each project funded and how much it got. The most generously funded project is Comprehensive Midwifery: The Profession of Midwifery. It gets $100,598.00.
EDITORIAL: IU should use open-source textbooks
Source: idsnews.com • 29-Apr-17
Free online resources to be implemented
Source: tropnews.com • 29-Apr-17
From the Tropolitan, the Troy University newspaper.
Ontario Government Placing Big Bet on Open Textbooks
Source: michaelgeist.ca • 29-Apr-17
$3.8 Million Saved By Eliminating Textbooks At Georgia Highlands College
Source: patch.com • 29-Apr-17
The Future of Education is Open
Source: snhu.edu • 26-Apr-17
Textbook sticker-shock free degree
Source: hccegalitarian.com • 25-Apr-17
New Z-degrees to add to the list. Houston Community College now has 2 AA degrees that require zero textbook purchases. HCC has been taking steps in this direction since 2013 and the Kinder Foundation stepped in
to provide some funding.
Pearson plc (PSON) Cut to Underperform at Jefferies Group LLC
Source: baseballnewssource.com • 22-Apr-17