Category: Affordable Education

OER: The Future of Education Is Open – Educause Review

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Last March, activists in the Open Educational Resources (OER) movement and representatives of the publishing industry debated with each other at the 2017 SXSW EDU Conference and Festival. When the dust settled, the two sides agreed on two things: (1) the textbook publishing market is “broken,” and (2) the future of courseware will be increasingly digital.

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Source: OER: The Future of Education Is Open | EDUCAUSE, EDUCAUSE Review 52, no. 5 (September/October 2017)

Brazil Adopts Open Licensing in National Textbook Program – SPARC

From Nicole Allen and SPARC:

Brazil has taken a significant step toward expanding public access to publicly funded educational resources by incorporating open licensing into its national textbook program—one of the largest educational book purchasing programs in the world.

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Source: Brazil Adopts Open Licensing in National Textbook Program – SPARC