Trend Towards Open Educational Resources and Publishing OER

Gutenberg Technology

Colleges and universities all over the US are participating in programs that give their students access to open educational resources (OER) in the form of free or very low-cost course materials and tools. eLearning OPEN EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES online learning metadata courseware Publishing

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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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Trend Towards Open Educational Resources and Publishing

Gutenberg Technology

Colleges and universities all over the US are participating in programs that give their students access to open educational resources (OER) in the form of free or very low-cost course materials and tools. eLearning OPEN EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES online learning metadata courseware Publishing

OER 47

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 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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Daily Bookmarks 06/19/2008

Experiencing eLearning

ZaidLearn: University Learning = OCW + OER = FREE! Huge directory of links to free educational resources–open courseware, open educational resources, and general resources. tags: openaccess , education , highered , e-learning , creativecommons , free. Global Education On a Dime: A Low-Cost Way to Connect | Edutopia. Mostly higher ed. Learning in the Webiverse: How Do You Grade a Conversation?

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