Developing a sustainable financial model in higher education for open educational resources

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    Abstract

    Financial issues regarding the sustainable production, dissemination, and use of Open Educational Resources (OER) in higher education are reviewed and proposed solutions critiqued. Use of OER produce demonstrable cost savings for students. Yet OER development continues to rely almost completely on government and philanthropic funding. This indicates that a mismatch exists between the financial interests of students and those of higher education institutions. Before OER will be broadly adopted, changes to government policy are required to align institutional objectives with faculty motivations and student needs.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1-15
    Number of pages15
    JournalInternational Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning
    Volume16
    Issue number5
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2015

    Keywords

    • Disruptive innovation
    • Economics of OER
    • Open educational resources

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