Daily Archives: February 7, 2012

Silly books are for kids

From Inside Higher Ed

 Why Pay for Intro Textbooks?  Using Rice’s Connexions platform, OpenStax will offer free course materials for five common introductory classes. The textbooks are open to classes anywhere and organizers believe the programs could save students $90 million in the next five years if the books capture 10 percent of the national market. OpenStax is funded by grants from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the 20 Million Minds Foundation and the Maxfield Foundation.

Read more: http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2012/02/07/rice-university-announces-open-source-textbooks#.TzEak8wIs8w.twitter#ixzz1lhdj0EqN
Inside Higher Ed

How do we teach students the merits of personal learning networks?

I decided that this very quick guide, developed by thinking aloud with my Twitter PLN, counts as useful info on augmented collective intelligence. A personal learning network IS a tool for augmented collective intelligence. — Howard 

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