Dramatically Bringing Down the Cost of Education with OER

David Wiley, Cable Green, Louis Soares, American Progress, Feb 07, 2012
Commentary by Stephen Downes

David Wiley, Cable Green and Louis Soares seek to inject the concept of the open educational resource (OER) into popular perception in this article. The brief, intended for policymakers (and people who influence policymakers), urges "federal, state, and local governments and educational institutions to adopt a simple public policy: 'All publicly funded resources are openly licensed resources.'" Related: this backgrounder and coverage in the Chronicle (not that the Chronicle can really get behind any of this; alother article describes OERs as homemade digital alternatives.
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