Fundamentals of Online Education Course: Jan. 28th

Are you a faculty member interested in teaching online, or an experienced online instructor who wants to brush up on your online teaching skills? Beginning January 28th, 2013, Georgia Tech, through their partnership with Coursera, will be offering a free, six-week class called the Fundamentals of Online Education. Here’s the course description from the class’s webpage on Coursera: In this […]

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@FAFSA

The US Department of Education is taking to social media to answer questions about the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, otherwise known as FAFSA.  On Wednesday, November 28th at 5:30pm ET, the Department will host #AskFAFSA Office Hours live from the Federal Student Aid Fall Conference, where a room full of financial aid professionals will answer your student financial aid questions […]

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Deadline Extended: Open & Digital Learning Resources Conference

Procrastinators, Johnny-come-latelies, and busy people: the proposal deadline for the Open and Digital Learning Resources Conference has been extended.  You now have until January 18th, 2013 to submit your brilliant proposal. Don’t dawdle. The online proposal form is fairly simple and should take you only a few minutes to complete. To review the proposal guidelines for the conference, go to http://openva.org/proposals/.

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Flat World textbooks no longer free

Textbook publisher Flat World Knowledge has been an early leader in providing free access to open textbooks, offering a business model that has traditional publishers scrambling to maintain their relevancy and preserve their customer base. FWK textbooks have been available to read for free on the company’s web site, or for a modest cost, downloaded in several digital formats or […]

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