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Free Digital-Textbook Venture at Rice U. Adds Users and Titles

Megan O’Neil from Wired Campus reports on OpenStax College, which just added a sixth title to its free online textbook initiative. OpenStax texts have been adopted for 319 classes at 297 colleges and universities. The initiative aims to save a million students a total of $95 million in textbook costs over its first five years.

Full article available here

Filed under: Learning & Teaching

Free Digital-Textbook Venture at Rice U. Adds Users and Titles

Megan O’Neil from Wired Campus reports on OpenStax College, which just added a sixth title to its free online textbook initiative. OpenStax texts have been adopted for 319 classes at 297 colleges and universities. The initiative aims to save a million students a total of $95 million in textbook costs over its first five years.

Full article: http://chronicle.com/blogs/wiredcampus/free-digital-textbook-venture-at-rice-u-adds-users-and-titles/45881?cid=wc&utm_source=wc&utm_medium=en

Filed under: eTexts

Australian University presses – in University libraries

Filed under: Library Publishing

The Library Publishing Toolkit

Innovative + Promising: The Library Publishing Toolkit. The Library Publishing Toolkit looks at the broad and varied landscape of library publishing through discussions, case studies, and shared resources.  Includes an article on the ANU E Press – history and challenges.

http://www.publishingtoolkit.org/

Filed under: Library Publishing, ,

Innovative approaches to publishing open access monographs

Jisc has published “Innovative approaches to publishing open access monographs”

http://www.jisc.ac.uk/inform/inform37/OpenAccessMonographs.html?utm_medium=email&utm_source=JISC+Executive&utm_campaign=2793129_Jisc+Inform+37&utm_content=openaccessmonographs&dm_i=QHI,1NV6X,9900YQ,5U7J3,1

Filed under: Library Publishing

Are University Presses Better off Now than They Were Four Years Ago?

Are University Presses Better off Now than They Were Four Years Ago? Questions the university press world – major changes are proposed in services, journal publishing and most significantly ebooks.

http://scholarlykitchen.sspnet.org/2013/06/12/are-university-presses-better-off-now-than-they-were-four-years-ago/

Filed under: Library Publishing

Google Play Books for iOS Now Rents Textbooks

See on Scoop.it – e-books

Google’s recent update to its Google Play Books app for iOS brings only a handful of improvements, but one of them is pretty significant. During its press event a couple of week…

See on mashable.com

Filed under: eTexts, Learning & Teaching, ,

Feminist anti-MOOC

Inside Higher Ed‘s Scott Jaschik reports on a new variation on MOOCs: distributed open collaborative courses (or DOCCs), which take some elements of MOOCs but then change them in ways consistent with feminist pedagogy.

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Full article: http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2013/08/19/feminist-professors-create-alternative-moocs

Filed under: Learning & Teaching

MOOC issue of Campus Technology

The August issue of Campus Technology is devoted too all things MOOC, including business plans, assessment tools, and opportunities for collaboration.

Issue link: http://online.qmags.com/CPT0813#pg1&mode1

Filed under: Learning & Teaching,

Feminist anti-MOOC

Inside Higher Ed‘s Scott Jaschik reports on a new variation on MOOCs: distributed open collaborative courses (or DOCCs), which take some elements of MOOCs but then change them in ways consistent with feminist pedagogy.

 

 

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Full article: http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2013/08/19/feminist-professors-create-alternative-moocs

Filed under: MOOCs