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Colleagues/

FYI

/Gerry

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Probably even more transformational is the Open Educational Resources (OERs) approach. OERs are released under an open license that permits their free use and repurposing. OERs include open textbooks as well as other materials that support access to knowledge such as lesson plans, full courses, and tests.  OERs usually are funded by government agencies or foundations such as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the William & Flora Hewlett Foundation. In 2009, for instance, Congress included in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act $2 billion for grants for community colleges to develop educational and career training materials that would be released under a Creative Commons CC-BY license.

The impetus for the development of open textbooks is the belief that they are less expensive for students (in higher education) and school districts (in K-12) than textbooks developed by commercial publishers. Moreover, open textbooks can easily be customized and updated by instructors, enabling them to provide a better learning experience for their students.

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Source and Full Text Via:


BTW: See Also My _OATs: Open Access Textbooks_ 

IL 2012 presentation


or

my LibGuide at 


/Gerry

Gerry McKiernan

Associate Professor
and
Science and Technology Librarian
Iowa State University
152 Parks Library
Ames IA 50011\

"It's Not The Journey; It's The Detours.

********** Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion list can be found at http://www.educause.edu/groups/.

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Spoiler Alert > Possible Duplicate Posting ***

Colleagues/

FYI

/Gerry

[snip]

Probably even more transformational is the Open Educational Resources (OERs) approach. OERs are released under an open license that permits their free use and repurposing. OERs include open textbooks as well as other materials that support access to knowledge such as lesson plans, full courses, and tests.  OERs usually are funded by government agencies or foundations such as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the William & Flora Hewlett Foundation. In 2009, for instance, Congress included in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act $2 billion for grants for community colleges to develop educational and career training materials that would be released under a Creative Commons CC-BY license.

The impetus for the development of open textbooks is the belief that they are less expensive for students (in higher education) and school districts (in K-12) than textbooks developed by commercial publishers. Moreover, open textbooks can easily be customized and updated by instructors, enabling them to provide a better learning experience for their students.

[snip]

Source and Full Text Via:


BTW: See Also My _OATs: Open Access Textbooks_ 

IL 2012 presentation


or

my LibGuide at 


/Gerry

Gerry McKiernan

Associate Professor
and
Science and Technology Librarian
Iowa State University
152 Parks Library
Ames IA 50011\

"It's Not The Journey; It's The Detours.

********** Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion list can be found at http://www.educause.edu/groups/.