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Recent Articles on OER

OER in the News

"OER Planning 101", eCampus News, Bruce Schneider & Nichole Karpel, Ed.D. September 17, 2018.

"The Truth (About OER) Is Out There", Inside HigherEd, Mike Lieberman, January 10, 2018. 

OER: Bigger Than Affordability”, Inside Higher Ed, by Robin DeRosa, November 1, 2017. Open education resources can catalyze a much-needed national conversation about what we mean by “public” higher education, Robin DeRosa writes.

Santa Ana College OER Student Panel OpenEd 2017

"Open Source And The NGDLE (Next Generation Distance Learning Environment)", Educause Review, by Davis Ackerman and Ian Dolphin, September 11, 2017

"OER: The Future of Education is Open", Educause Review, by Lisa Young, Una Daly and Jason Stone, August 28, 2017

"Where Open Textbooks are Used", Inside Higher Ed, July 26, 2016

"What Is OER? Answers to 5 Questions About Open Educational Resources" - Education Week, March 28, 2017 by Sarah D. Sparks

"Top Fears Shutting the Door on Open Education" - Campus Technology, by A.J. O'Connell - 02/01/17
Fear and anxiety can keep many educators from embracing open educational resources and open pedagogy. Here, "open" proponents explain common concerns.

OER Digest

The most current bi-weekly OER Digest

Creative Commons

From Cable Green, Director of Open Education, at Creative Commons:

Greetings Open Education and Open Policy Friends:

Two big announcements from Creative Commons today:

  1. The new CC Search is now in Beta: https://ccsearch.creativecommons.org
  2. Metropolitan Museum of Art releases 375,000 digital works for remix and re-use online via CC0 - MET Open Access Policy

OER Resources

"Are You Ready to Free the Textbook?" flowchart to help guide faculty through the OER decision-making process can be accessed and downloaded from our OER LibGuide. (The open license is right below the link.) Offered by Tina Ulrich - Northwestern Michigan College (to cccoer: 1/31/17)

OER Faculty Adoption Guide / Condensed, single printable document of OER Faculty Adoption Guide - shotrt handbook that gives some basic info that can be perused pretty quickly Offered by Kate Hess - Iowa City Campus Kirkwood Community College (to cccoer: 1/27/17)

Last Updated: September 19, 2018 - Cynthia Alexander

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