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Elsevier: the price of success | Education International

“In its most recent publication, Education International examines the publishing giant Elsevier, whose success on the market is based on ethically questionable practices which endanger the transmission of knowledge and its condition as a public good.Entitled “Democratizing Knowledge: A Report on the Academic Publisher Elsevier,” the report was drawn up for Education International (EI) by the researcher and teacher Dr Jonathan Tennant. It contains an analysis of the practices of publishing giant Elsevier, the market leader in the publication of articles and periodicals of academic research, and the consequences of its dominant position on the academic and research community.”

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North Dakota audit reports significant cost savings after OER initiative | Inside Higher Ed

From Mark Lieberman via Inside Higher Ed:

“North Dakota’s investment of $110,000 in open educational resources saved students at the state’s public institutions at least 10 times that amount — and likely much more — in textbook costs over two academic years, according to a new report from the state auditor’s office.”

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Talkin’ ‘Bout OER | Texas ScholarWorks

From Bastone et al:

“This is an informational document with talking points about open educational resources for different potential audiences, like faculty, administrators, and students. The document was started as a brainstorming activity at an OER Workshop at UT Austin on July 24, 2018.”

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