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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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.

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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. Publishers can reduce their overall production costs by decreasing the warehouse, transport, printing expenses.

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.

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Daily Bookmarks 06/19/2008

Experiencing eLearning

ZaidLearn: University Learning = OCW + OER = FREE! 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. Mostly higher ed. tags: openaccess , education , highered , e-learning , creativecommons , free. Learning in the Webiverse: How Do You Grade a Conversation?

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Free Learning

Tony Karrer

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. They can't afford to go into depth in niche areas because the costs would be too high for the return. Total cost: zero.

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