Tag Archives: OER

Adjuncts, harassment, finance, and technology: a look into the chief academic officer mind

What do American provosts and academic deans think is happening with their colleges and universities?  Administrators holding these crucial positions were surveyed recently by Inside Higher Ed and Gallup.  The results are fascinating and vital reading for anyone working or … Continue reading

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Two new free college plans and the future of higher education

Last week Bernie Sanders and allies introduced legislation to provide tuition-free public higher education for students in families making less than $125,000 per year.  At the same time New York’s governor announced the Excelsior Scholarship, setting up a similar plan … Continue reading

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One week of bad stories about higher education financing, and I feel fine

Somedays it’s hard to discern signals about an emerging topic.  Other times they just fight with each other to leap across the transom. Today the subject is higher education finances in crisis.  One of the datapoints is personal, while the … Continue reading

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Futuring open education at the University of Mary Washington OER Summit

Today I traveled to Fredericksburg, Virginia, to participate in the University of Mary Washington‘s Open Education Resources Summit, organized by the excellent Steven Greenlaw. Many fine folks and organizations are represented, like OpenStax, Gardner Campbell, Lee Skallerup, Robin DeRosa,  Jeff … Continue reading

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Revolution in Higher Education: chapter 9, Institutional Envy

Continuing with our reading of Richard DeMillo’s Revolution in Higher Education: How a Small Band of Innovators Will Make College Accessible and Affordable (2015) (publisher; Amazon): this week we’re discussing chapter 9, “Institutional Envy.” That title describes one half of this chapter, … Continue reading

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One classic open education source to stop

webcast.berkeley.edu, an open education resource dating back a while, will no longer make new content.  Why?  Financial pressures. Berkeley will keep on doing lecture capture, just not for the rest of us: We will no longer make recorded lecture videos … Continue reading

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The current state of online learning: the Babson report

What’s the current state of online learning?  A new report from Babson, Pearson, the Online Learning Consortium et al, Grade Level (pdf), offers some intriguing observations about campus strategy and leadership. One is that a huge gap yawns open between … Continue reading

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MOOCs instead of open education

I’ve been talking about open education with academics for the past year and a half.  I try to put everything out there: open education resources (OER), open access scholarship, open source software, open courses.  My NITLE colleague Lisa Spiro formulated nine (9) … Continue reading

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