The high cost of traditional textbooks has been recognized as a likely roadblock to student success and is one of the reasons institutions are looking at the adoption of open education resources. But converting a course for OER can be a challenge for instructors. Lane Community College's OER Faculty Fellowship program offers both incentives and support for faculty adoption of OER. The college's ongoing OER adoption work of five years earned it a WCET Outstanding Work (WOW) award this fall.
Pearson has partnered with Big Think to make the latter's curated video collections available to educators and students at higher education institutions.
Sally M. Johnstone, a true pioneer in the use of technology in higher education, joined a 25-year retrospective session at the recent WCET annual conference in Colorado, with panelists particularly reflecting on changes online learning. Below, CT asked Johnstone to share some of her own perspectives.
Higher ed library leaders commend last week's court decision to dismiss the long-running lawsuit between Google and The Author's Guild over Google Books.
Flexible and open models are changing the way colleges and universities approach content ownership.
Universities are creating entrepreneurship programs to prepare their students for a changing economy and workplace. CT looks at 4 keys to a successful initiative.
George Mason University's Institute for Humane Studies has launched EDvantage, an online portal for curated videos, articles, and other resources for use in the classroom.
No, it's not about forcing the little guys out of business! Calvin College Senior Instructional Designer Daniel Christian explains a strategy that, with the use of technology, he hopes would result in a 50 percent or more savings to students on a higher education.
This ambitious Duke University library project is attempting to build digital connections among classical texts no matter where or in what form they exist online. Along the way it also expects to change how students study the classics and "open a window on real life."
Khan Academy has added a new personal tutor feature designed to help students figure out where to start their lessons and to know when they have mastered the concepts.