Category Archives: Open Educational Resources

How the Course Catalog Killed Education 0

Commoditization of the course catalog is underway. Ten-thousand dollar degrees, three credits for under a hundred dollars – the roots of this sweeping change started over a hundred years ago when the Carnegie Foundation created the credit hour to compare faculty workload across institutions.  Click here for full article online essay service Dr. Christine Geith, […]

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Food Safety Project Awarded for Innovation and Effectiveness 1

The innovative use of open content to improve food safety in developing countries has earned a team of Michigan State University (MSU) faculty and staff an effective practice award from the Sloan Consortium (Sloan-C). The award recognizes practices that are innovative and advance the goals of access, learning effectiveness, faculty and student satisfaction and scalability.

Open Knowledge for Development at MSU 0

adobe photoshop software download a rel=”attachment wp-att-1407″ href=””>MSU is demonstrating the impact of Open CourseWare and Open Educational Resources around the world as an integral part of on-the-ground solutions for international development in agriculture and food security. The impact spans the public and private sectors involved in capacity building, training, and applying scientific research in […]

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MSU @ Open Education 2010 0

Michigan State University had strong representation at the Open Education 2010 conference in Barcelona, Spain. Here are links to presentations and proceedings from MSU folk: AgShare: Building Community and Content with Multiple Partners Presented by Dr. Christine Geith, MSUglobal View: Presentation Slides | Conference Proceeding Building Capacity in Developing Countries: OER for Food Safety fat […]


Breakfast Series Talk on OER 0

Open educational resources (OER) was the topic at vuDAT’s November Breakfast Series. Cliff Lampe and Rick Wash from the Department of Telecommunication, Information Studies and Media presented really interesting information on openness, user-generated content, and motivation for contribution. I gave a brief overview of the benefits of OER and some examples from MSU and elsewhere. […]

Food Safety Knowledge Network: Call for OER 0

custom essay papers p>With the increasing demand for safe food and the growing globalization of food production and manufacturing, there is a great need for no-cost, accessible training and educational resources for food safety professionals, especially those working in developing countries where such access is not readily available. Michigan State University and the Global Food […]