Announcement: the Chancellor’s OER Adoption Grant, Deux

Tonight (April 10th, 2014) during the New Horizon’s Excellence in Education Awards dinner,  Chancellor Glenn DuBois will be announcing the next round of the Chancellor’s OER Adoption Grant. Because you are reading my blog or following me on Twitter, you get an advanced peek at the grant details and online application. Don’t say I never gave you nothin’. Building on […]

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NVCC’s OER Project Makes Headlines

Northern Virginia Community College’s Extended Learning Institute (ELI) is currently being showcased on the OpenCourseware Consortium website for their OER-based General Education Project. The OpenCourseWare Consortium is a worldwide community of higher education institutions and associated organizations “committed to advancing open education and its impact on global education.” NVCC’s OER-Based General Education Project utilizes free and/or open courses materials to […]

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Tidewater Community College featured in new OER video

Check out Tidewater business faculty member Linda Williams, along with Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Daniel DeMarte and Associate Vice President for College Readiness Dr. Kim Bovee talk about open educational resources in a new video created by Lumen Learning. TCC is the first college in the nation to offer a degree–called a “Z Degree”– that students can earn […]

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Affordable College Textbooks Act

U.S. Senators Dick Durbin of Illinois and Al Franken of Minnesota have introduced legislation called the Affordable College Textbook Act with the goal of making college textbooks affordable and openly available under a Creative Commons Attribution license. Bill S.1704 does 5 things, according to Senator Durbin’s press release: Creates a grant program to support pilot programs at colleges and universities to […]

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Richmond Times Dispatch | Grants to reduce textbook costs

Here is the small blurb in today’s edition of the Richmond Times-Dispatch about the Chancellor’s OER Adoption Grant. The Virginia Community College System has awarded $3,000 grants to 12 faculty members to increase use of open-resource materials to help reduce textbook costs. The grant program will promote the use of freely available Open Educational Resources in high-enrollment courses at community colleges. […]

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Zero. Zilch. Nada: Textbook Zero @ TCC

I have to admit I am a bit giddy to finally and formally announce Tidewater Community College’s Textbook Zero project, an exciting and innovative pilot project aimed at easing the pain of soaring textbook costs for college student by offering a no-textbook-costs associate of science degree in business administration based on the Textbook Zero model developed by Lumen Learning. Lumen Learning is a Portland, […]

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