Writing for Change: Pre-Course Survey

Writing for Change: Pre-Course Survey

Picture Credit: Nomadic Lass on Flickr, CC BY-SA 2.0 This post was originally published on Peer 2 Peer University’s blog on 29 September 2014.  Are you participating in Peer to Peer University’s (P2PU) Writing for Change course? Did you recently complete a pre-course survey? Curious as to what the survey was about or what the findings were?…

OER Research Hub: August Review

OER Research Hub: August Review

As September beckons, here’s a quick round-up of what’s been happening at the Hub over the past month: Join us to explore Open Research As you might be aware, we’ve been working on our School of Open Open Research course over the past few months … August saw the launch of our four-week exploration into of the…

Interested in Open Research? Sign-up for our School of Open course!

Interested in Open Research? Sign-up for our School of Open course!

It’s been in the pipeline for a while now, but we’re super excited to announce that our four-week School of Open Open Research course opened for sign-up yesterday! You can sign-up to participate in our four-week course until Friday 12 September 2014 with the course starting on Monday 15 September. So what’s in store for participants?…

OER Research Hub: July Round-Up

OER Research Hub: July Round-Up

What’s been happening at the Hub in July? It’s time for our monthly news round-up! Open Textbook Bonanza July kicked off with the release of a range of our research on open textbooks during the aptly named Open Textbook Research week. With contributors from all of our fantastic open textbook collaborators, this was a great chance to…

Listen to Barbara Illowsky on the Journey of Collaborative Statistics! (Part Two)

Listen to Barbara Illowsky on the Journey of Collaborative Statistics! (Part Two)

This is the second part of an interview with Barbara Illowsky, OCWC Educator ACE Award winner, Professor of Math and Statistics at De Anza College and co-author of the OpenStax College open textbook Introductory Statistics (previously Collaborative Statistics). Read the first part of this interview to find out more about Barbara, De Anza College, the impact of high textbook costs, student savings, how…

Listen to Barbara Illowsky on the Journey of Collaborative Statistics! (Part One)

Listen to Barbara Illowsky on the Journey of Collaborative Statistics! (Part One)

Earlier in the year I posted transcribed excerpts from an interview with OCWC Educator ACE Award winner, Professor of Math and Statistics at De Anza College and co-author of the OpenStax College open textbook Introductory Statistics (previously Collaborative Statistics) Barbara Illowsky. You can find my original post on the OpenEd13 interview here, which is still worth checking out for an overview of the interview…

Open Knowledge Festival 2014

Open Knowledge Festival 2014

Earlier this week I was lucky enough to head to Berlin with colleagues Rob Farrow and Martin Weller to participate in the Open Knowledge Festival (#okfest14) Open Minds to Open Action at the amazing Kulturbrauerei… Thank to everyone we spoke to over the course of the festival; it was great to meet old and new friends…

Elise Adamson on OpenStax College Textbooks

Elise Adamson on OpenStax College Textbooks

Earlier in the week we heard from Paul Shaber on his experiences of using OpenStax College (OSC) textbooks. Today we’re going to hear from two more educators, who I was fortunate enough to speak with earlier in the year: Elise Adamson and Adrienne Williamson. This post is dedicated to excerpts from Elise’s interview and you can find…