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Android ROM goes open source, new IoT app, and more news

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In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at IBM's Quarks IoT development tool, the rise of open source textbooks, open...Read more

Market pressure builds to provide alternatives to costly textbooks

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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 Saylor Foundation Open Textbook Challenge

The Saylor Foundation Open Textbook Challenge
Any professor who has written a textbook knows that it’s usually more a labor of love than a profitable venture. Yet the average college student at a...Read more

Open*Education: 2010 in review

2010 has definitely flown by and if you are anything like me, I can barely remember what happened last week much less over the past year. But, we...Read more

Open education resources: Moving from sharing to adopting

Educators have been sharing open educational resources (OERs) for over 12 years now. There are literally tens of thousands of them out there, many...Read more

Is Jaron Lanier just a hater, or should we be paying attention?

Last week, my friend Greg DeKoenigsberg posted an article about Jaron Lanier's negative comments regarding open textbooks. At almost very same time,...Read more