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. eLearning OPEN EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES online learning metadata courseware Publishing

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Why Open Content is Not Yet Adopted in the Workplace

Kapp Notes

ASTD's Big Question for March is How do we leverage open content in workplace learning? 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. One of the best known is MIT's Open Courseware project. A recently posted blog at the Huffington Post titled Are Open Educational Resources at the Tipping Point or the Tripping Point?

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. Global Education On a Dime: A Low-Cost Way to Connect | Edutopia. 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. But all major publications have limitations in that because of the cost, they have to go after large audiences and they need to stay at higher level topics. 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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