Four topics for the creation of the OER mapping model are addressed:
1) A rationale for a collaborative OER world map
"How would a visual OER world map be useful in your own setting and from your own perspective?”
2)The essential information
a) Basic, Enhanced and Further Enhanced levels
3)The visual presentation
4)The organizational approach
Also addressed in this report are discussions related to ongoing concerns in the field of OER and the next steps needed to create the final version of the model.
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From the Atlantic: Academics Want You to Read Their Work for Free. Publishing an open-access paper in a journal can be prohibitively expensive. Some researchers are drumming up support for a movement to change that.
See the Florida Virtual University's 2016 Student Textbook and Course Materials Survey with responses from 22,000 students.
The curricula provider Great Minds is suing FedEx in New York City federal court, arguing that the delivery, printing and photocopying company should compensate the educational organization for the money FedEx makes from requests from schools to copy materials that Great Minds created and makes available for free, on an open license.
See the article: Cal State Fullerton's Math Department has more problems than overpriced, mandatory textbooks
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