Panel Ponders Future of Open-Education Resources - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education 2012-03-08


“Open-education efforts like the free lecture materials at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and producing free online textbooks are relatively new, and advocates face questions about how to pay for such projects and how to maintain their quality. A panel of higher-education experts gathered on Tuesday to discuss those issues and the future of the movement. Earlier in the day, Rice University announced that its open-education platform, Connexions, would soon offer free online textbooks for five popular courses... At the meeting, Martha J. Kanter, U.S. under secretary of education, said her experience as chancellor of the Foothill-De Anza Community College District, in California, had taught her how high prices can put textbooks out of reach for many students... Ms. Kanter highlighted three questions that open-education-resource providers should keep in mind as the movement grows: How can publishers establish peer-review systems to vouch for the quality of educational materials? What will the market for open-education resources look like? And how will these tools increase the affordability of education? ...”



08/16/2012, 06:08

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Date tagged:

03/08/2012, 11:04

Date published:

02/10/2012, 17:41