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As Campuses Move to Embrace OER, College Libraries Become Key Players

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But who makes the pitch for free or low-cost alternatives to textbooks known as OER, or open educational resources? One project she led this year involved creating a series of videos promoting “Textbook Heroes,”professors who have replaced commercial textbooks in their courses with OER. Increasingly, the answer is the campus library.

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Down with OTT? 3 ways this technology is a new must for education

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There’s a new catch phrase in town, and it has massive implications for blended and online learning, especially as OER use begins to ramp up in schools and institutions across the country. It’s called OTT and yeah, you’re going to need to know it. What Is It?

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On building learning playlists

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Some of my colleagues use Lynda.com to gather playlists from specific elements selected across the hundreds of offered courses. OER and you: The curation mandate. OER: Issues, Possibilities and the Promise of Curation (with Brenda Boyer). I have a YouTube playlist of workouts I use when I travel. Curation Situations Poster.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

The NAACP endorses OER. ” (It’ll run on LinkedIn Learning , formerly Lynda.com , which means it’ll cost you $24.99 .” (“What do we really know about the value of prekindergarten?” ” asks WaPo’s Valerie Strauss, before reprinting an article by UVA professor Dan Willingham.).

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via Inside Higher Ed : “Several colleges that subscribe to the online education provider Lynda.com are seeing double-digit increases in subscription costs, leading many to wonder if its acquisition by LinkedIn (which in turn was acquired by Microsoft ) is behind the price hikes.”

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Education Technology and the Power of Platforms

Hack Education

“Some colleges cancel their contracts with online education provider Lynda.com after double-digit price hikes, saying the company is pricing itself out of the higher education market,” Inside Higher Ed reported in January. ” (Amazon Inspire is the company’s OER platform.)