Feds Pick California Nonprofit as Partner on Open Educational Resources Project
Source: edweek.org • 18-Mar-18
College Promise Programs And Open Educational Resources: A Winning Combination
Source: forbes.com • 17-Mar-18
Duke University - Open Educational Resources 101
Source: libcal.com • 26-Mar-18
Monday March 26th. 1 pm.
Cal U launches program to connect students to textbooks
Source: heraldstandard.com • 11-Mar-18
Southern Utah University Creates OER Program
Source: stgeorgeutah.com • 09-Mar-18
Nicholls offers free access to student textbooks
Source: houmatoday.com • 11-Mar-18
Nicholls State University (just west of New Orleans) will make copies of all textbooks available for student use at the library. Books can be checked out for up to 4 hours at a time.
Open Educational Resources Symposium 2018
Source: openoregon.org • 02-Mar-18
May 18th. Eugene Oregon. Registration is open to administrators, staff, faculty, graduate assistants, and students from Oregon’s 2-year, 4-year, public, and private institutions.
U46 to buy 11,000 Chromebooks, upgrade high school math curriculum
Source: chicagotribune.com • 08-Mar-18
Northeast Iowa Community College launching program to get degree with zero textbook costs
Source: kwwl.com • 06-Mar-18
Northeast Mississippi Community College: 50 Percent of Textbooks Now Free
Source: wtva.com • 28-Feb-18
Source: uloop.com • 02-Mar-18
Hawaii Legislators Abandon Plan for Faculty Mandate on OER
Source: insidehighered.com • 01-Mar-18
Yeah - that was definitely the wrong approach.
Open Education Week 2018, March 5-9
Source: openeducationweek.org • 27-Feb-18
Washtenaw Community College saves students $2.7M with textbook alternatives
Source: mlive.com • 22-Feb-18
East Tennessee State University Joins the OTN
Source: easttennessean.com • 18-Feb-18
Bunker Hill Community College is looking for someone to lead its OER program
Source: interviewexchange.com • 15-Feb-18
Here's how California campuses are fixing the problem of pricey college textbooks
Source: scpr.org • 15-Feb-18
Macmillan Learning Intros Curated OER Course Materials
Source: campustechnology.com • 14-Feb-18
I'm surprised at the price point. $14.99 (per student, per course) is lower than I would have expected coming from an old-guard publisher. Then again, Macmillan is a runner-up in the education space and don't have a lot to lose.
Overall, this has to be a good thing in that it raises awareness of open educational materials.
Barnes & Noble, McGraw-Hill expand textbook distribution initiatives
Source: educationdive.com • 09-Feb-18
This Education Dive article mentions that a Barnes and Noble Education partnership with McGraw-Hill might help drive OER awareness. I'm not sure that the author isn't just conflating Open Educational Materials with Inclusive Access. The actual press release makes no mention of OER. It's just an announcement that Barnes and Noble Education will be selling McGraw-Hill products via Inclusive Access programs.
Inclusive access is the questionable practice of charging every student for course materials at the time of registration. Presumably this allows publishers and universities to offer said materials at a lower price, but it also flips the textbook transaction from opt-in to opt-out, which works out very nicely for the publishers.
Making Knowledge an Open Book with No-Cost Educational Resources
Source: therivardreport.com • 13-Feb-18
Commentary by the dean of libraries at the University of Texas at San Antonio.
WVU partners with state legislature to introduce legislation focused on open textbooks
Source: wboy.com • 09-Feb-18
OER reaches ‘inflection point,’ and states are leading the charge
Source: edscoop.com • 02-Feb-18
CALPIRG at UCLA members discuss free alternatives to textbooks
Source: dailybruin.com • 29-Jan-18
Hancock College launches Zero Textbook Cost program
Source: lompocrecord.com • 01-Feb-18
Another community college is jumping on board. This one in Lompoc, California. The school hopes to have 1000 students graduate through the Zero Cost program in the first 3 years. That would be an admirable showing for a small-market college.
Open Textbooks Reach a Milestone
Source: castanet.net • 30-Jan-18
OER math curriculum from Open Up Resources aces a big test
Source: edscoop.com • 25-Jan-18
Thomas College Plans to Eliminate Textbooks for Some of its Courses
Source: mainepublic.org • 31-Jan-18