Digital Textbooks: The Next Paradigm Shift in Higher Education? http://www.editlib.org/p/27054
Archive for August, 2009
Today’s Inside Higher Ed news features an interview with Curtis J. Bonk, author of The World Is Open: How Web Technology is Revolutionizing Education. See http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2009/08/25/bonk
In case you missed the 2009 Open Ed Conference held in Vancouver earlier this month, the next best thing may just be this video summary, courtesy of Creative Commons ccLearn.
The video includes interviews with noteworthy persons in the open education movement as they shared their thoughts on the following:
2. Why do you love Vancouver?
3. What is your favorite open education project?
4. Why do you love open educational resources (OER)?
5. Define OER
“This video is open via CC BY, including the soundtrack which is the album Ambient Pills by Zeropage, available at Jamendo (http://www.jamendo.com/en/album/2843).“
Book Sprints “describes how to carry out collaborative authoring in a short time with the express goal of having a publishable book at the end. The Book Sprint concept was devised by Tomas Krag. Tomas conceived of book production as a collaborative activity involving substantial donations of volunteer time.”
Did you know that you can use Google’s Advanced Search to find open educational resources ? If you want learning content that is open and available for use and reuse, follow these steps:
1. Go to Google
2. Click on Advanced Search
3. Click on “date, usage rights, numeric range, and more”
4. Click on the dropdown menu next to “Usage rights”
5. Select the Usage right you desire
6. Type in your search terms
7. Be sure to read the fine print about acceptable usage (open license) of any content before you use it
For details about this feature of Google Advance Search, see http://www.google.com/support/websearch/bin/answer.py?answer=29508
Also, use Google’s Advanced Image Search to find videos or images you can reuse, share, or modify.