Since I've been doing my posting at Kairosnews for a while now, I thought it better just to direct readers to my posts there. For now, this website will remain fairly static.
I've put up a new post at Kairosnews, A Model for Open Textbook Sustainability. I plan for this to be the first of a series of posts on this topic based on what we are doing with Writing Spaces. Partially to share the WS production model and the reasons for it, which seems fairly unique among OER projects. And in part to think through ideas for an article I'm working on. I really believe that the OER movement has put even more effort into how to make "open textbook adoption and publishing . . . a common element of an academic and teaching life." To do this means going beyond the ideal of everyone creating and sharing resources that has been instrumental in promoting OER to date to the practical considerations of how to achieve it. There is some good work going on with this, but it needs go further.
I just read about Nixty at Wired Campus. Sounds like an interesting idea. Provide an elearning platform for people to build courses on, one that uses open content.
I really appreciate that our library cannot get a copy of a recent issue of Open Learning: The Journal of Open and Distance Learning without charging me for it. Turns out that our library's subscription through Academic Search Premiere only covers 1999 through 18 months ago, and they cannot find a copy through ILL.
It's been awhile since I have blogged regularly, and I'm ready to do so again now that other obligations have lessened.