New Education Highway uses OER to make education accessible in Myanmar

ICE-Youth members / NEH / CC BY-NC-ND New Education Highway (NEH) is a nonprofit project that could not exist without open educational resources (OER). Launched this year in Myanmar, NEH leverages new and existing OER to provide remote and rural communities — often with no Internet connection — with access to a quality education. NEH … Read More “New Education Highway uses OER to make education accessible in Myanmar”

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OPEN Partners Host U.S. Department of Labor TAACCCT Grantee Kick-Off Conference

Giulia Forsyth / CC BY Wave 2 Kick-off Event, Minneapolis MN Round 2 Grantees from the US Department of Labor’s (DOL) Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College & Career Training (TAACCCT) program were invited to attend last week’s Kick-off Conference, hosted by OPEN Partners: CC, CMU’s OLI, CAST, and SBCTC. This was a unique opportunity for … Read More “OPEN Partners Host U.S. Department of Labor TAACCCT Grantee Kick-Off Conference”

Blackboard xpLor officially released with OER and CC license options

In January I blogged about Blackboard xpLor — a new cloud-based learning object repository that was being piloted at 70 institutions. Blackboard officially released it today, giving educators the ability to discover, create, and share resources across learning management systems (LMS). As part of its launch, xpLor has integrated support for CC license options for … Read More “Blackboard xpLor officially released with OER and CC license options”

Report Released by U.S. GAO Demonstrates the Need for Open Textbooks

Books /John Liu / CC BY A report issued by the United States Government Accountability Office on June 6th confirms a trend of the educational publishing industry: textbook costs to students at higher education institutions are rising 6% per year on average, and have risen 82% over the last decade. The study, ordered by Congress, … Read More “Report Released by U.S. GAO Demonstrates the Need for Open Textbooks”

Lumen Learning launches open course frameworks for teaching

Ryan / CC BY-SA Lumen Learning, a company founded to help institutions adopt open educational resources (OER) more effectively, just launched its first set of course frameworks for educators to use as-is or to adapt to their own needs. The six course frameworks cover general education topics spanning English composition, reading, writing, algebra, and college … Read More “Lumen Learning launches open course frameworks for teaching”