OERs in a global context – preview of eLearning Africa debate

I confess to being a little puzzled by Neil Butcher’s defence of OERs, which seems to be based around the same ‘freemium’ model touted to other ‘content industries’ like music. It goes something like: give away your core offering to build your profile, then build revenue from additional products/services sold on the strength of that … Continue reading

Open educational resources, creative commons and efficiency in learning

Includes some case studies which claim efficiency savings – though they’re mostly “in principle” savings in certain parts of the process than hard, “in practice” figures that cover the whole life cycle. Clipped from creativecommons.org Do Open Educational Resources Increase Efficiency? One of the questions people often ask about Open Educational Resources is “do they really … Continue reading