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12 Open Educational Resources: From Khan to MIT

Higher education can now tap into an explosion of educational resources that are free to view, download and modify. That's disruptive to commercial textbooks, media and assessments.
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While a good OER textbook might undercut the demand for a commercially published textbook on the same subject, that doesn't mean there is no place for commercial resources in the OER world. For example, the download page for the OpenStax College Physics textbook also points students and their professors to commercially produced interactive study materials from Sapling Learning and The Expert TA.

Sapling Learning CEO James Caras said his firm can also play something like the role that Red Hat does for Linux, the open source operating system, by providing a sales force to advocate for quality OER resources and helping educators bundle them into a usable curriculum.

In Fall 2013, a traditional publisher, Wiley, will pilot an introductory biology curriculum bundling an OpenStax textbook with Wiley's interactive learning tools.

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Patrick D
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4/9/2015 | 9:52:04 AM
More free educational resources
Another great website that combines a lot of these resources and more is Dropkick.co.  This simplifies the process of searching for open educational resources by subject.
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3/18/2013 | 2:56:53 PM
re: 12 Open Educational Resources: From Khan to MIT
Hi Leo,

I know this isn't the first time you've posted a comment like this. I don't recall anyone on our staff committing to such a 'new year's resolution.' By all means if you remember seeing one our our team saying so, please point us in that direction.

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3/15/2013 | 3:24:40 PM
re: 12 Open Educational Resources: From Khan to MIT
Information Week only had one important New Year's Resolution this year. '"No Slide Show Articles with out a prominent 'View-as-one-page' link." How's that working out for you so far?
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