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Open Education Week 2014
March 10, 2014 – 2:00 am | Comments Off on Open Education Week 2014

It is Open Education Week 2014 this week! In light of our focus on globalization and open courses, this is the perfect time to celebrate and learn more about open education. Join us as we …

Access Open Educational Resources at CosmoLearning
August 20, 2013 – 11:42 am | One Comment

Finding free resources for your course can be tough, especially if you’re unsure where to look. Even if you do have sources in mind, you may have difficulty finding the right content—many of these …

Eberly Center: Providing Access to Carnegie Mellon’s Teaching Resources
July 16, 2013 – 1:15 pm | Comments Off on Eberly Center: Providing Access to Carnegie Mellon’s Teaching Resources

The Eberly Center is a one-stop shop for teaching support and resources built for Carnegie Mellon faculty and teaching assistants. From tips on choosing collaboration tools to guidance on developing assessments, Eberly Center provides resources …

A Must Read! The One World Schoolhouse: Education Reimagined
July 11, 2013 – 1:00 pm | One Comment

When Sal Kahn created Khan Academy, he forever transformed education. His recent book The One World Schoolhouse: Education Reimagined chronicles how the seed of Khan Academy was planted and grew to fruition, eventually garnering support …

A Must-Read! DIY U: Edupunks, Edupreneurs, and the Coming Transformation of Higher Education
May 29, 2013 – 11:15 am | 2 Comments

“This book is all about the power of sharing ideas freely, ” says Anya Kamenetz, author of DIY U: Edupunks, Edupreneurs, and the Coming Transformation of Higher Education. Actually, the book is mostly about sharing …

3 Ways to Reduce Textbook Costs for Students
April 10, 2013 – 2:13 pm | 4 Comments

Textbooks earn publishers about $8 billion because students can spend over $1,000 for one semester’s required readings (source: Forbes). As a faculty member, you have the power to influence student costs by merely considering your …

Wiley & Green Share the Latest in OER and Creative Commons
February 1, 2013 – 3:02 pm | Comments Off on Wiley & Green Share the Latest in OER and Creative Commons

This is the third part of a three-part series on learning how to find open education resources. Read the first part of this series How to Conduct a Successful OER Search with Google; read the …

How to Find Creative Commons Licensed Material on Media Sharing Sites
January 25, 2013 – 4:41 pm | Comments Off on How to Find Creative Commons Licensed Material on Media Sharing Sites

This is the second of a three-part series on finding OER. Read the first part How to Conduct a Successful OER Search with Google; Read the third part Wiley & Green Share the Latest in …

The Global Impact of OER: Lessons and Considerations from the Dutch
December 12, 2012 – 1:53 pm | Comments Off on The Global Impact of OER: Lessons and Considerations from the Dutch

Overview

Known for innovation in higher education, the Netherlands is aggressively pioneering OER’s use in universities, while developing long-term plans to meet institutional and national objectives.
Watch a video clip in which key authorities talk about developing …

Illuminating the Impact of Open Educational Resources
December 5, 2012 – 4:06 pm | Comments Off on Illuminating the Impact of Open Educational Resources

Overview:

Watch a video clip that demonstrates the amazing viral nature and lifecycle of OER.
Enroll in a Faculty eCommons Micro-MOOC to learn more about incorporating OER into your teaching.
Learn about pioneering uses of OER in case …