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Ayers, Edward L. – EDUCAUSE Review, 2013
Twenty years into the transformation initiated by the World Wide Web, this author notes that institutes of higher education have grown accustomed to a head-spinning pace of technological and social change. Innovations that would have amazed us ten years ago are now merely passing news, as transient as a tweet. Music, video, and journalism have…
Descriptors: Scholarship, Higher Education, Electronic Libraries, Electronic Publishing
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Hill, Phil – EDUCAUSE Review, 2012
Although there has been a long history of distance education, the creation of online education occurred just over a decade and a half ago--a relatively short time in academic terms. Early course delivery via the web had started by 1994, soon followed by a more structured approach using the new category of course management systems. Since that…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Distance Education, Internet, Online Courses
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Rowland, Cyndi; Mariger, Heather; Siegel, Peter M.; Whiting, Jonathan – EDUCAUSE Review, 2010
A revolution is about to transform higher education. To participate in this revolution, those in higher education need to explore a critical concept: "universal design." Universal design was originally aimed at innovations in architecture, community spaces, and products, but today it is about creating services and products, from the beginning, in…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Access to Education, Equal Education, Disabilities
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Stewart, Robert – EDUCAUSE Review, 2009
The author publishes and freely distributes three online textbooks. "Introduction to Physical Oceanography" is available as a typeset book in Portable Document Format (PDF) or as web pages. "Our Ocean Planet: Oceanography in the 21st Century" and "Environmental Science in the 21st Century" are both available as web pages. All three books, which…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Oceanography, Internet, Web Sites
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Seidel, Kim – EDUCAUSE Review, 2009
Faced with the challenge of keeping up with the rapidly changing field of information systems, author and teacher John Gallaugher opted to write an open source textbook with a new online company, Flat World Knowledge (FWK). Gallaugher's open source textbook, "Information Systems: A Manager's Guide to Harnessing Technology", has an expected…
Descriptors: Textbook Publication, Electronic Publishing, Textbooks, Economic Impact
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Baker, Judy – EDUCAUSE Review, 2009
If the Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources (CCCOER) has its way, expensive textbooks may go the way of typewriters and carbon paper. Ideally, Internet access for all students would allow educators to replace commercially printed textbooks with interactive digital textbooks and personal learning environments. However, until…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Consortia, Educational Resources, Textbook Publication