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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 [...]

How to grow a “textbook”

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Here’s a cross post of piece I am writing for Tech & Learning: Last week a young colleague wrote to me with a dilemma.  Her high school was cutting funds for textbooks.  Teachers were panicked.  She wanted to help.  She phoned and we brainstormed some strategies.  It occurred to me that others might want to [...]