Cengage announces OpenNow, their full entry into using OER – a move that we’ve been tracking since at least 2011 at e-Literate
OER implementation gets a major investor with a lot of leverage in the market.
Cengage seems both serious and honest in their ongoing attempts to understand the growing role of OER in the curricular materials market, but they are still climbing the learning curve.
As long-time readers know, I strongly believe that the national discussion about the costs of textbooks and course materials is more productive when we focus on actual student behaviors and impacts, rather than artificial numbers used by many organizations. There may be short-term benefit from claiming or implying that the average college student spends $1200 […]
Last month Cengage Learning released a white paper titled “Open Educational Resources (OER) and the Evolving Higher Education Landscape” where the headline called out expected increases in OER adoption:
“Open Educational Resources (OER) in higher education have the potential to triple in use as primary courseware over the next five years.”