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By the Book

In his May 2006 article “Bye the Book My year of teaching environmental science without a textbook” Eric Pallant describes how he and co-professor Terry Bensel experimented with teaching their Introduction to Environmental Science course at Allegheny College with no textbook. Instead they used a variety of open educational resources. Based on self-report, 41 of 46 students in their first-semester class read the same or more than they would have in a textbook. The experiment proved successful enough that the entire academic department has embraced the concept of OER.  Faculty have distributed the work of collecting and banking websites for common use.

Wiki becomes textbook in Boston College classroom

IT professor says Web 2.0 technology boosts collaboration among students.

The making of Elements of Abstract and Linear Algebra

Mathematics textbook author, Edwin H. Connell, explains why he wrote his math textbook and gives it away.  Scroll to the bottom of the webpage to find out.

UNESCO Collection of OER Stories

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