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The cost of not going open!

Rolfe, Vivien; Kernohan, David


Vivien Rolfe

David Kernohan


The cost-saving benefits of engaging with open education initiatives has long been cited as one of the driving forces behind the sustainability of the movement. In the US, undoubtedly, faculty engagement with open textbooks saves significant cost to students, and these actions act as a lever to promote the open education cause and national policy (for example the work of David Wiley and Lumen Learning). In the UK the argument for student cost benefits of open text books has never been fully made, and cost-benefit models of other forms of open education initiatives have been ill-explored.


Rolfe, V., & Kernohan, D. (2015, April). The cost of not going open!. Presented at Open Educational Resources Conference 2015 (OER15)

Presentation Conference Type Other
Conference Name Open Educational Resources Conference 2015 (OER15)
Start Date Apr 14, 2015
End Date Apr 15, 2015
Publication Date Apr 14, 2015
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Keywords open education, education business models, open educational practice, education costs
Publisher URL
Additional Information Title of Conference or Conference Proceedings : Open Educational Resources 2015 (OER15)


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