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Amazon Inspire’s relaunch

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Following a year of retooling, the Amazon Inspire digital library reopened in public Beta this week. Offering a familiar, filtered Amazon search/shopping interface, Inspire allows educators to discover, download, curate and share Open Educational Resources (OER). Over the past year, Amazon Education has been working with groups of educators, including the Maryland State Department of Education and the […]

Boundless as a free text option

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Boundless is a new, free open source textbook replacement or alternative service designed for university students. But it may be a part of the solution for many of us in high schools unable to keep up with the rising cost of textbooks and the aging of our own limited print resources. The service connects college […]

Coursera launches with new OER strategies

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Lifelong learners everywhere start cheering. I just added Coursera to our list of open educational resources (OER).  But in several exciting ways this one is very different. Courses are free and are offered by top universities: Princeton, Stanford, UC Berkeley, UM Ann Arbor, and U of Pennsylvania. But where past efforts archived lengthy video lectures […]