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Free Learning

Tony Karrer

Harold Jarche had a great post If learning was free that raises questions that need to be continually asked by learning and development around the issues of Free. Big publishers are having problems as the cost of distribution goes towards zero and as that brings along a ton of competition from the low end. How differentiated is the content that we produce from all of the Free Learning that's otherwise available? Total cost: zero.

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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 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. Publish Superior Content Than OERs.

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