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Futuring open education at the University of Mary Washington OER Summit

Bryan Alexander

Today I traveled to Fredericksburg, Virginia, to participate in the University of Mary Washington ‘s Open Education Resources Summit , organized by the excellent Steven Greenlaw. Some themes and ideas that have come up so far (I’ll add more as I can): there’s a strong sense of open education working within a complex ecosystem. I’m also presenting, on the future of open education. future of education OER OERSummit

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Futuring open education at the University of Mary Washington OER Summit

Bryan Alexander

Today I traveled to Fredericksburg, Virginia, to participate in the University of Mary Washington ‘s Open Education Resources Summit , organized by the excellent Steven Greenlaw. Some themes and ideas that have come up so far (I’ll add more as I can): there’s a strong sense of open education working within a complex ecosystem. A student panel (and why aren’t these mandatory for every education event?) future of education OER OERSummit

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Colleges Are Striking Bulk Deals With Textbook Publishers. Critics Say There Are Many Downsides.

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And of course there are other vendors, like Elsevier and Wiley (like Jones Soda and RC) and openly-licensed resources known as OER, or open education resources (which are something like a Sodastream homebrew). Department of Education sets the rules for how colleges can embed course materials into class fees, which must be lower than the “competitive market rates” of the materials. Education Technology Teaching & Learning Higher Education

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. All this feeds the review I write each December on the stories we are told about the future of education. National) Education Politics. Former Secretary of Education Arne Duncan is making the rounds to promote his new book. Via CBS News : “Former Education Secretary Arne Duncan says U.S. ” (State and Local) Education Politics.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Trump’s education platform promises to “make post-secondary options more affordable and accessible through technology enriched delivery models.” ” Trump has threatened to close the Department of Education. “ ESSA Would Handcuff a Trump Education Secretary on Common Core And More,” says Education Week , even though ditching Common Core was one of Trump’s campaign promises. Education Politics.