Business Models Associated with Distance Learning in Higher Education

Shouhong Wang, Hai Wang, Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, Nov 29, 2017
Commentary by Stephen Downes
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This article desxcribes the existing (and expensive) provision of textbooks in distanc e education and recommends a model based on open educational resources (OER) as a replacement. I like the diagrams of the contrasting models. "Recently, many commercial textbook publishers have applied another strategy by bundling a textbook with online academic services for distance learning," write the authors, " this bundling strategy makes the textbooks much more expensive than ever."

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