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We Could Save Students a Billion Dollars on Textbooks

Ethan Senack | Posted 05.02.2015 | College
Ethan Senack

We need faculty to make the switch and drop their traditional textbook for an open textbook. It's not hard, but it's not easy, and institutions can make a huge impact by providing training and resources for interested faculty to make the switch.

4 Back-to-School Myths About College Textbooks

Ethan Senack | Posted 10.28.2014 | College
Ethan Senack

As students and families begin the school year, let's take a second to dispel some myths about college textbooks. Before we debunk some myths around ...

"Why Open Education Matters?" Check Out the Video Winners

Esther Wojcicki | Posted 07.28.2012 | Education
Esther Wojcicki

Open Education just got a big boost with the announcement of the winners of the "Why Open Education Matters?" competition the week of July 18. Here are three amazing videos to tell you why it matters.

Beyond the Textbook

Lisa Petrides | Posted 08.12.2012 | Education
Lisa Petrides

Probably none of us have gone through high school or college without some relationship to that 20th century artifact of learning called the textbook. Today's students are not experiencing the same thing.

Finding Open Education Resources (OER), Some New Search Options

Esther Wojcicki | Posted 05.05.2012 | Education
Esther Wojcicki

One very useful tool for all educators is the Open Courseware Consortium search engine that allows users to search for Open Education Resources (OER) at the university level easily.

Celebrate Open Education Resources (OER) during Open Education Week March 5-10

Esther Wojcicki | Posted 05.04.2012 | Education
Esther Wojcicki

Want to participate in the most exciting part of the education revolution? You can this week as universities, schools, educators and students around...

Teaching for a Shared Future: American Educators Need to Think Globally

Esther Wojcicki | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Esther Wojcicki

American students' lack of knowledge about the world is unsettling. While debate over the building of the Islamic Cultural Center has made headlines, the majority of college-bound seniors cannot find Iraq or Israel on a map.

Revolution Needed for Teaching Literacy in a Digital Age

Esther Wojcicki | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Esther Wojcicki

Unless the American education system changes course quickly to integrate literacy and digital culture into our current educational paradigm, academic achievement gains will continue to stagnate.

Are Open Educational Resources at the Tipping Point or the Tripping Point?

Dr. Barbara Kurshan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Dr. Barbara Kurshan

The Open Education Resources movement is on the cusp of hitting prime time this year, changing traditional notions of the teaching and learning process across the globe.

Why I Love Open Educational Resources!

Jim Fruchterman | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Jim Fruchterman

For people who can't afford educational materials, Open Educational Resources let them better use their limited resources. And for those who learn differently, there's the chance to see a topic in a completely different way.

Open Education Resources Get a Big Boost: Cathy Casserly Joins Creative Commons Board

Esther Wojcicki | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Esther Wojcicki

Long time OER champion Dr. Catherine Casserly was just elected yesterday to the Board of Directors of Creative Commons to help provide further direction for the Open Education Resources movement worldwide.

What Chocolate Can Teach Us About Curriculum

Dr. Barbara Kurshan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Dr. Barbara Kurshan

Dan Ariely: "Zero is not just another discount. Zero is a different place. The difference between two cents and one cent is small, but the difference between one cent and zero is huge!"

Come in, We're Open

Dr. Barbara Kurshan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Dr. Barbara Kurshan

In the after hours, or time between coffee and the opening of your Sunday morning paper, why not take a few moments to further explore your lifelong interest in subjects like architecture or art?

Digital Textbooks, Real Gains for Education

Lisa Petrides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lisa Petrides

Governor Schwarzenegger has a plan to make California the first state in the nation to provide its schools with free digital textbooks.