Publishers Criticize Federal Investment in Open Educational Resources

Josh Keller, Tidsskriftet for Universiteternes Efter- og Videreuddannelse, May 30, 2011
Commentary by Stephen Downes

Should government produce open educational resources? The Chronicle quotes publishers with out all the cliches in this troll:
- "I think it's very dangerous for them to be in the product business," said Bill Hughes, vice president of business development and innovation at Pearson Education.
- "There's no free lunch," said James Kourmadas, vice president of strategic marketing at McGraw-Hill Higher Education.
- "I fear when big bucks from government is put into certain places, it actually stops pushing people to innovate," said Kevin Wiggen, chief technology officer of Blackboard Xythos.
The responses in the comments are much better than the 'published' piece. Cable Green also offers a formal response from Creative Commons.
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