Bleichmar, “Opening the Door to OER”

Fernando Bleichman, chief product officer at Cengage,  has a piece over at Inside Higher Ed about Open Educational Resources.  The article is “Opening the Door to OER”.

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One of the things he discusses is the new Cengage Unlimited subscription model for accessing publisher content.  His point is he thinks this system provides a way to lower student costs without faculty having to deal with the problems associated with Open Educational Resources.  Continue reading “Bleichmar, “Opening the Door to OER””

Rick W. Burkett runs the John A. Logan College Teaching and Learning Center, teaches history, and heads an educational nonprofit. He publishes blogs on a wide variety of topics, including history, teaching and learning, student success, and teaching online.

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OpenStax U.S. History Textbook

I have had a number of faculty ask about the Open Educational Resource (OER) textbook I am using for my history classes.  The text is called U.S. History, by P. Scott Corbett, Volker Janssen, and John M. Lund.  It is published by OpenStax.

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I provide the text in the course as a PDF file.  The text is available online in an ADA compliant version for free as well.  If the students want a traditional textbook, they can order it from the OpenStax store on Amazon here:  http://amzn.to/2mcoJCc.

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Rick W. Burkett runs the John A. Logan College Teaching and Learning Center, teaches history, and heads an educational nonprofit. He publishes blogs on a wide variety of topics, including history, teaching and learning, student success, and teaching online.

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Webinar On Open Educational Resources

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Inside Higher Education is offering a webinar on Open Educational Resources called “The OER Moment.”  Here is there description:

The movement for open educational resources – free online materials to use instead of or in addition to textbooks – is experiencing unprecedented momentum. OER resources have proliferated, while concerns about all of the costs of attending college (including textbooks) have continued to grow. The combination is creating an OER moment. Continue reading “Webinar On Open Educational Resources”

Rick W. Burkett runs the John A. Logan College Teaching and Learning Center, teaches history, and heads an educational nonprofit. He publishes blogs on a wide variety of topics, including history, teaching and learning, student success, and teaching online.

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Top 10 Technologies that Will Become Important in Education Over the Next Decade

Top 10 Technologies that Will Become Important in Education Over the Next Decade

As part of their article “Top 10 Education Technologies that Will Be Dead and Gone in the Next Decade”, in CampusTechnology.com, Dian Schaffhauser and Rhea Kelly provided this graphic with the results of 2016 Teaching with Technology Survey about the technologies faculty respondents believe will be important over the next decade.  To see their full discussion of the topic, check out the article here.

Rick W. Burkett runs the John A. Logan College Teaching and Learning Center, teaches history, and heads an educational nonprofit. He publishes blogs on a wide variety of topics, including history, teaching and learning, student success, and teaching online.

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