Why Open Content is Not Yet Adopted in the Workplace

Kapp Notes

The concept seems straightforward--a no brainer, take content that is used by many different organizations, and share it with others so that the overall cost is extremely low or free. But they are not the only initiative, there is the Open High School of Utah and the Flat World Knowledge project that is focusing on creating open, low cost books and Yale Open courses offers select introductory courses online.

How Can K-12 Publishers Adapt in the Digital Era

Kitaboo

Especially a reader base that’s fickle and low on attention span — school students. Pearson Adopts a Digital-first Strategy. Pearson will now offer eBooks at an average cost of $40. And with the planned decrease in printing, it definitely expects to save more by reducing costs for warehousing of large amounts of inventory. Publishers can reduce their overall production costs by decreasing the warehouse, transport, printing expenses.

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Daily Bookmarks 06/19/2008

Experiencing eLearning

ZaidLearn: University Learning = OCW + OER = FREE! Adopt and Adapt: Shaping Tech for the Classroom | Edutopia - Annotated. First, it helps to look at the typical process of technology adoption (keeping in mind, of course, that schools are not typical of anything.) Global Education On a Dime: A Low-Cost Way to Connect | Edutopia. Huge directory of links to free educational resources–open courseware, open educational resources, and general resources.

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