Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community

I may as well link directly to the press release because the media coverage doesn't really give us any additional insight. The Pearson+ plan gives students access to a 1500 book library for $US 15 a month. What's significant here isn't the model, but rather the price point, coming in at a bit less than half the $40 cost for access to online course libraries. And the key question for students will be: is one subscription enough, or are they going to need subscriptions from a half-dozen different publishers? Looking through the selection of 1620 titles, it appears these aren't going to take you much beyond a first year curriculum in any subject (excepting possibly computer science or teacher education).

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