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38 Community Colleges Share What It Takes to Launch an OER Degree Program

The college affordability crisis has gained much attention in recent years, yet prices continue to climb. Tuition increased 89 percent from 2002 to …

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What about the bookstore?: Textbook affordability programs and the academic library-bookstore relationship | Bell | College & Research Libraries News

<i>College & Research Libraries News</i> (<i>C&RL News</i>) is the official newsmagazine and publication of record of the Association of College & Research …

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Digital textbook scribbles, highlights could give students a learning leg up

The scribbles and highlights made by students reading digital textbooks should allow them to sharpen their learning curve, thanks to new software …

Kentucky State U Offers Free E-Textbooks for All Students

Books<p>Beginning this fall, Kentucky State University (KSU) will provide all of its students with free e-textbooks for their courses in an effort to …

Open Educational Practice: Unleashing the Potential of OER

Opinion | Postsecondary Learning<p>Open Educational Practice: Unleashing the Potential of OER<p>By TJ Bliss     Aug 9, 2016<p>Image Credit: robert_s / …

Study finds use of open educational resources on the rise in introductory courses

Open educational resources (OER) are showing signs of taking root in introductory courses, yet overall awareness of alternatives to traditional …

1,000+ Open Textbooks and Learning Resources for All Subjects

The textbook price problem is getting out of hand.<p>CollegeBoard estimates that, on average, undergraduate students at public universities will have …

BC Open Textbook Accessibility Toolkit | Open Textbook

Book Description<p>The Accessibility Toolkit is a collaboration between BCcampus and CAPER-BC.<p>The goal of the Accessibility Toolkit is to provide the …

Open isn’t free: What are the costs (hidden economies)

Image credit: Free is not the same as Open CC-BY cogdog https://flic.kr/p/errDTJ<b>Updated with ‘the Web’s Hidden Economies’</b>At OER16 we explored letting …

Libraries’ statewide collaboration establishes public digital content hub | Penn State University

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Pennsylvania now has its own online hub through the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA), thanks to a statewide …

Now Available: A Library of Opportunity

<i>Update: We’ve seen a major outpouring of support from librarians, teachers, and after-school providers for Open eBooks — and in the first week, over 1,000,000 codes were issued to provide the youth that they serve with access to these books. We’re also hearing inspiring stories from those of you</i> …

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#GoOpen States

Why #GoOpen?<p>Openly licensed educational resources have enormous potential to increase access to high-quality education opportunities in the United …

Students Are Spending Less on Textbooks, but That’s Not All Good

The numbers can be misleading, and the real question is whether the costs are still hurting vulnerable students’ chances to succeed.

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The Padagogy Wheel - It’s Not About The Apps, It’s About The Pedagogy

<b>The Padagogy Wheel – It’s Not About The Apps, It’s About The Pedagogy</b><p><b>by Allan Carrington, TeachThought PD Workshop Facilitator</b><p><i>*Visit TeachThought</i> …

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Does the Device Matter

<b>Does the Device Matter?</b><p>The are many different devices being implemented into classrooms all around the world. With schools using PC’s, Laptops, …

Mobile apps to become a $50B industry this year, $100B by 2020 – App Annie

Data from App Annie suggests that global mobile app revenue will hit $50B this year, and $101B by 2020. Total annual downloads will rise from 111B last year to 284B by 2020.<p>Apple’s iOS is set to retain its store leadership by gross revenue over the five-year period, while Google Play and …

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7 Up-and-Coming Wearable Technologies

Tech Trends<p>Sensory messaging devices, stress-reducing headpieces, biometric authentication bands and more — these cutting-edge wearables could soon …

Top Mobile Trends to Watch in 2016

Mobile<p>Two visionary IT experts discuss the biggest trends in mobile for the coming year, from 3D touch and virtual reality to wearables and the …

Ramping Up for the 2016 Mobile Explosion With Wave 1 and Wave 2

Networking & Wireless<p>How two colleges are preparing for this year's mobile demands.<p>This month, hundreds of thousands of students are returning to …

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U Georgia Nears $2 million Mark in OER Savings

Open Educational Resources<p>The University of Georgia estimated that it has saved students $2 million through the adoption of open educational …

College Shares Zero-Textbook-Cost Courses

Northern Virginia Community College's zero-textbook-cost degree programs are going open source. The community college, with help from open-courseware …

Cost of College Textbooks

There’s been some recent discussion in the blogosphere about the cost of college textbooks. The discussion involves these ideas:<p>The discussion …

How Much Do College Students Actually Pay For Textbooks?

By Phil HillMore Posts (305)With all of the talk about the unreasonably high price of college textbooks, the unfulfilled potential of open …

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Technology Device Ownership: 2015

Today, 68% of U.S. adults have a smartphone, up from 35% in 2011, and tablet computer ownership has edged up to 45% among adults, according to newly …

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Penn State Technology Allows Faculty and Students to Build Their Own Textbooks from OER

Technology for Learning<p>Penn State researchers have been piloting a technology that allows faculty (and students) to build e-textbooks algorithmically …