A Cost Analysis of the Open Course Library

Jan 06, 2013
Commentary by Stephen Downes

Reporting showing that the use of open course materials would save students in Washington state Community and Technical Colleges $1.26 million during the 2011-2012 school year. "This alone is greater than the $1.18 million cost of producing the courses." People keep talking about how open online learning "needs a business model" - it seems to me that this is its business mode, right here. The full report in PDF.

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