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Friday, November 17, 2017

The OER Initiative: Working Towards Availability, Accessibility, and Affordability


Improve Learning Affordably

Grants Available! Faculty, $250 for review of an open textbook. $1000 and up for a course redesign. Apply now!

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Open Education News

  • Open: so much more than saving money
    From the Digital Pedagogy Lab written by two intensely open engaged writers, Rajiv Jhangiani and Robin DeRosa. When faculty use OER, we aren’t just saving a student money on textbooks: we are directly impacting that student’s ability to enroll in, persist through, and successfully complete a course. In other words, we are directly impacting that […]
    Posted on June 21, 2017
  • Need more reason to go affordable? Read about the Undergrad Survey @ UMass
    UMass Amherst Libraries Releases Results of Open Education Survey Seven faculty were awarded grants of $1,000 to $2,500 in the spring of 2016 Four hundred fifty eight students from courses in Physics, Kinesiology, Astronomy, French, German, and Human Development In addition to the cost benefit, other students said the OER materials made their class experience […]
    Posted on February 20, 2017
  • Gates Foundation open-access policy goes into effect, joining others
    Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation becomes the most recent grant-making organization to require recipients to make findings publicly available, a further shift toward transparency in research funding. Source: Gates Foundation open-access policy goes into effect, joining others
    Posted on January 17, 2017
  • Open Education: International Perspectives in Higher Education
    Blessinger, P., & Bliss, T. J. (Eds.). (2016). Open Education: International Perspectives in Higher Education. Open Book Publishers. “The importance of openness in education is only now beginning to be appreciated, and I hope this volume can increase the pace of its spread. This volume contains stories of people and institutions around the world acting […]
    Posted on January 5, 2017

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