Tom's Two Cents

CA’s Digital Open Source Library and WA’s Open Course Library

California Bill Pushes for Free Online College Books (via KQED MindShift) Here’s a quick summary of the bills (there are actually 2): • The first CA bill would create 50 open textbooks for high-enrollment college courses that would be free online and available in print for ~$20.  Book contracts would be…

How To Protect Your IP Through Open Licensing (Thoughts on Pearson’s OpenClass LMS)

Pearson’s new OpenClass LMS hit the Google Apps Marketplace today. While this has already been covered in several places, I’ve had many discussions about the wide array of learning management systems out there, and the one question that comes up repeatedly is “how do we know they won’t just get…