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6 Tips for Using Open Educational Resources

Six expert tips for using OER in the classroom.

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6 Arguments for OER (and 1 Against)

Six good reasons to use open educational resources in the classroom, plus one caveat.

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Complete Guide to Open Educational Resources

Low-cost, high-quality textbooks may once have been a myth, but no longer: Open educational resources provide a wide variety of free learning content for practically any subject. CT asked three OER enthusiasts for their favorite tips and tools.

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5 Ideas for Spreading OER

What's the best way to get people moving in the right direction with open educational resources?

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5 Myths About Open Educational Resources

CT debunks the top five OER misconceptions.



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OER Formats, Accessibility and More

What you need to know about OER formats, accessibility concerns, tools, copyright issues, events and more.

E-Textbook Dissatisfaction Grows as Students Progress Through School

Nearly half of undergrads who participated in a recent survey have been assigned an e-textbook for a course, but they're not all that happy about it on the whole.

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OpenStax College Adding 10 New Textbooks by 2017

Rice University's OpenStax College will add 10 new titles to its catalog of free textbooks by 2017, thanks to $9.5 million in grant funding from the Laura and John Arnold Foundation, Rice alumni John and Ann Doerr and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.

EBSCO Adds New Subject Sets To Its e-Book Collection

EBSCO Information Services has added 12 new e-book subject sets to its complete library that now numbers more than 200 sets.

Awarding Badges in Moodle

The odds are good that you accomplished something over the course of your life for which you were extremely proud, but the significance of that accomplishment was lost in the explanation to others. After telling them of your grand accomplishment, their retort was along the lines of: "Well, what do you want? A medal?"