Open Education for Writers | Academe Blog's bookmarks 2012-11-29


"Back in September 2012, when Governor Jerry Brown of California signed legislation that supports the creation of 50 free textbooks for common undergraduate courses, the Association of American Publishers (AAP) critiqued the idea of free textbooks, suggesting California’s proposal would cost “tens of millions of dollars to develop, distribute and maintain.”  More recently, Flatworld Knowledge announced it will no longer provide free access to its digital textbooks after January 1, 2013.
But what happens when writers–particularly academics–write textbooks for their students and make them freely available? How expensive is it to produce a book-length OER (Open Education Resource)?"


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Tags: oa.oer oa.writting_commons oa.textbooks oa.books

Date tagged:

11/29/2012, 06:04

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11/29/2012, 01:04