Cengage Unlimited – a marketing-driven ploy to be “Netflix of education” or significant change in stratregy for the publisher? It appears the latter is more accurate, and impact could affect whole market.
This category includes digital curricular materials, including adaptive learning, assessments, OER, etc., as well as the vendors who sell them.
Cengage announces OpenNow, their full entry into using OER – a move that we’ve been tracking since at least 2011 at e-Literate
We have a better understanding of UC Berkeley’s decision to remove free video lecture captures in response to an accessibility suit. Less so on Caroline Hoxby’s problematic paper on the ROI of online learning.
The investment by one of the US’s largest textbook distributors in an OER company portends a larger shift in the curricular materials markets.
OER implementation gets a major investor with a lot of leverage in the market.