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Open Educational Resources

Open Educational Resources: Transforming the Classroom Experience

Chris Minnich | Posted 07.11.2016 | Education
Chris Minnich

Revolutionary. That's how Erin English, Director of Blended and Online Learning and principal of Vista Visions Academy in the Vista Unified School Dis...

College Textbooks: Do You Get What You Pay For?

Nicole Allen | Posted 10.07.2016 | College
Nicole Allen

students assigned free, open textbooks do as well or better than their peers in terms of grades, course completion, and other measures of academic success. If traditional textbooks are not producing better outcomes, then what exactly are students paying for?

College Textbooks Don't Need to Break the Bank: 10 Tips to Save You Money

Nicole Allen | Posted 09.21.2014 | College
Nicole Allen

Even though textbook prices can be pretty outrageous, there are many ways to reduce how much you spend. Being smart about how you shop could save you hundreds of dollars this year.

Can We Move Beyond the MOOC to Reclaim Open Learning?

Anya Kamenetz | Posted 08.16.2013 | College
Anya Kamenetz

What are independent learners and innovative teachers doing now that deserves support, recognition, and scaling up?

In The Public Interest: Recap of the National 'Rebellion' Against High Textbook Prices

Nicole Allen | Posted 12.19.2011 | College
Nicole Allen

Here is what the Textbook Rebelltion is about: Outrageous $200 price tags, incessant new editions, unwanted supplements, and an industry dominated by a handful of publishers intent on gouging students.

How Open Educational Resources are Changing Higher Education

Shai Reshef | Posted 10.14.2011 | Education
Shai Reshef

Removing money from the equation, we will see in a very short time what universal affordable education will achieve in changing, brightening and modifying the world we live in.

Agents Provocateurs

Stephen Downes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Stephen Downes

Students and teachers must think of themselves not as passive recipients of knowledge in an epistemic system, but rather active agents extending themselves and their ideas into the wider network of teachers and learners.