Author Archives: M. Denise Dimsdale

Emerging Technologies for Online Learning Conference–April 9-11

    Streamed Live on Campus Aderhold, Room 423       Attend all of the sessions or drop by for the ones that most interest you. No registration necessary. Seating is limited to 25, so come early to ensure … Continue reading

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Teach effectively and creatively with open content and other affordable solutions

Several library blogs this week have focused on locating and using open resources.  However, it can be challenging to determine the most effective way to incorporate these materials into your course. Listed below are three services to help you get … Continue reading

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Authoring Online Content: Create, Remix, Share….

Oftentimes, when creating content, authors want to incorporate materials such as photos, video clips, book chapters, and other materials created by others.  The easiest way to do this is to use materials that are licensed with a Creative Commons license.  … Continue reading

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Professional quality open textbooks…and more….much more…

Locating free, high-quality, online learning materials that are licensed for distribution and adaptation for teaching a course can be a challenge.  Currently, there is a huge focus on open textbooks, but sometimes you need other types of material. Listed below … Continue reading

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“One brilliant idea… high-quality, free, open texts, and resources.” –openstaxcollege.org

Concerns over the high cost of college and student debt extends to the high costs of textbooks. But oftentimes, it doesn’t need to. There are many free or affordable solutions.  OpenStax College may be an option for your course. If … Continue reading

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Open Education Week, March 10-15

Open Sign

Open Education Week  starts today!  Check back with the GSU library blog each day this week to learn more about open education. By the way, what is open education and why is it important? Open education is a movement that … Continue reading

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How does the cost of textbooks and other course materials affect your students?

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Instructors often only consider costs after locating the best resources they can find for their course.  This makes sense because we want our students to have access to high quality resources. However, when it comes to student success and completion, … Continue reading

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Dr. Daphne Greenberg gives TEDxPeachtree talk

Daphne Greenberg

Did you know that one in six adults in the U.S. have low literacy? Dr. Daphne Greenberg, professor of Educational Psychology and Special Education at Georgia State University, explains the effect of such a staggering statistic on our personal lives … Continue reading

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“…the opposite of poverty is not wealth but justice.” –Bryan Stevenson

Bryan Stevenson

Stevenson’s quote can be viewed in this video. Bryan Stevenson, founder of the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) will speak at the 25th Annual Benjamin E. Mays Lecture Series: The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will be … Continue reading

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Federally funded resources affected by shutdown

Some federally funded resources are currently unavailable due to the government shutdown.  Some resources such as the U.S. Census Bureau are dark.  Other resources such as PubMed are operating under minimal staff.  ERIC.gov is shutdown, but you can access many … Continue reading

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