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12 open education videos for China

Last summer was special for the Creative Commons China Mainland team, Wenzhou Medical University, and Guokr.com . These three parties co-hosted an...Read more

A guide to creating easy, online learning materials with Xerte

An excellent, easy to use, open source alternative is Xerte, a learning object creation tool developed by the University of Nottingham.Read more

5 lessons open education resources can learn from FOSS

While the OER community owes some of its genesis to the open source and free software movements, there are some aspects of how and why these...Read more

Teach kids about copyright: a list of resources from Creative Commons

Lessons in copyright
Open curriculum alternatives to MPAA’s new anti-piracy campaign for kids. It has come to our attention that the Motion Picture Association of America...Read more

The selling of Open Educational Resources (OER)

As a self-professed metadata geek, I’ve recently been participating in an online discussion about metadata and the Learning Registry . I have to say...Read more

Market pressure builds to provide alternatives to costly textbooks

open education resources
A report issued by the United States Government Accountability Office on June 6 confirms a trend of the educational publishing industry: textbook...Read more

The sharing economy blooms on campus, saves Higher Ed?

sharing economy
Higher Ed’s in trouble, in case you hadn’t heard. Burdened by runaway costs, unsustainable infrastructure, outrage over tuition increases, declining...Read more

Google, Yahoo!, Bing collaborate for personalized education

Collaboration in open education
The Learning Resource Metadata Initiative (LRMI) specification ( 14 properties ) has been accepted and published as a part of Schema.org , the...Read more