Latest Open education Stories

2014-04-22 23:03:56

Innovative Platform is the First to Align Interests of Faculty, Administrators, and Students Scottsdale, AZ, and New York, NY (PRWEB) April 22, 2014 Today, panOpen officially launched its next generation platform to support Open Educational Resources (OER), providing a framework for educators around the world to discover, edit, and share educational content. The company announced the launch at the ASU + GSV Summit in Scottsdale, AZ. panOpen’s new platform provides access to a curated...

2013-11-04 23:28:30

Open Assembly, an online learning platform that enables users to easily assemble and share playlists of open educational resources, today announces a significant update. New York, NY (PRWEB) November 04, 2013 The latest update to Open Assembly v1.0 arriving in December truly unleashes the Power of Open: sharing of open educational resources has been empowered by the integration of robust networked learning capabilities. Open Assembly v2.0 features: ■ A New User Interface. The...

2013-10-22 23:33:34

The WOW award helps WCET meet its mission of promoting innovative and effective practice by providing exemplary programs which can be used as models for the higher education community to adapt for their own students and faculty. Boulder, CO (PRWEB) October 22, 2013 The WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies (WCET) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2013 WCET Outstanding Work (WOW) award, a competition that recognizes innovative uses of educational technologies in higher...

2010-09-21 08:00:00

RALEIGH, N.C., Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- WebAssign, the leading provider of powerful online homework for college professors and students, announced this week it has formed a partnership with two open source content repositories - Connexions, a Rice University-based global repository of educational content, and Orange Grove Texts Plus (OGT+), a joint initiative of the University Press of Florida and The Orange Grove. The partnership aims to make college textbooks more affordable and allows...

Word of the Day
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'