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Something Is Not Right

I just read a New Yorker article about the Sackler family who own the pharmaceutical company that makes Oxycontin.  It is a shocking story of how the company, by marketing directly and aggressively to doctors, almost singlehandedly caused the current crisis of opioid use in the U.S.  Because people trusted their doctors, who in turn… Continue Reading Something Is Not Right

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The Holy Grail

Do you <3 your textbook?  If you don’t, your students probably don’t either.  What would it be like to teach a course with text materials that did exactly what you want them to do? This is the Holy Grail of the OER project.  Yes, the price of textbooks is insane and unfair.  Yes, the publishers have… Continue Reading The Holy Grail

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