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$500 Million in Higher Ed. Grants Involving OER Announced
September 21, 2012

Earlier this week, the U.S. Department of Labor announced the college and university winners of its second-round grants under the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Trai…

Openness
October 19, 2011 | A session at the EDUCAUSE 2011 Annual Conference

This discussion will focus on the emergence and adoption of principles and methods that can help develop and enable open communities of practice. Topics will include the characteristics, attribut…

The Sakai Open Academic Environment: Envisioning Learning, Curriculum, and Networking in a Global Context
October 20, 2011 | A session at the EDUCAUSE 2011 Annual Conference

This panel will address both the large-scale community vision for Sakai's next-generation open academic environment product and the translation of that vision into NYU's OAE pilot. OAE ha…

New Economic Models for Higher Education: The Joy and Sorrow of Change and the Case for It
October 20, 2011 | A session at the EDUCAUSE 2011 Annual Conference

Open education creates positive disruption of economic models, with potential to address cost and control concerns and redefine customer-vendor partnerships. Can we fuel change in support of the ac…

The California State University Digital Marketplace and Affordable Learning Solutions for Faculty and Students
October 20, 2011 | A session at the EDUCAUSE 2011 Annual Conference

The CSU Digital Marketplace and Affordable Learning Solutions are a set of innovative technology services and business solutions designed to provide more choice, greater affordability, and increase…

Wikipedia and Academia, Friends at Last: Curricular Initiatives in Higher Education
October 19, 2011 | A session at the EDUCAUSE 2011 Annual Conference

Last January marked the tenth anniversary of Wikipedia, a milestone that finds the open-access encyclopedia as the top-ranked, noncommercial site in the world. Wikipedia has had an impact that is p…

Open Educational Resources: Access, Impact, and Sustainability Through Policy
October 20, 2011 | A session at the EDUCAUSE 2011 Annual Conference

The availability of and interest in open educational resources (OER) have increased dramatically over the past decade. The increased availability of OER raises questions about the effect they are h…

Open Resources: The Need for Integration
October 20, 2011 | A session at the EDUCAUSE 2011 Annual Conference

Over the past 10 years or so there has been a growing, and inexorable, movement toward making scholarly and academic resources openly available. Within IT this first appeared in open-source softwar…

DIY U: Edupunks and the Future of Higher Education
October 19, 2011 | A session at the EDUCAUSE 2011 Annual Conference

Open content, blended learning, prior learning assessment, and personal learning networks and paths are all shaping the future of higher education. The common threads are technology, social media, …

The Remixed University
October 19, 2011 | A session at the EDUCAUSE 2011 Annual Conference

Open educational resources can be central to how universities pursue their mission of education and research through infrastructure. Initiatives like open courseware and open institutional reposito…