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A sustainable model for OpenCourseWare development
Johansen, Justin and Wiley, David A.

PublishedJune 2011
JournalEducational Technology Research and Development
Volume 59, Issue 3, Pages 369 - 382
CountryUnited States, North America

The purposes of this study were to (a) determine the cost of converting BYU Independent Study's e-learning courses into OpenCourseWare, (b) assess the impact of opening those courses on paid enrollment in the credit-bearing versions of the courses, and (c) use these data to judge whether or not an OpenCourseWare program could be financially self-sustaining over the long-term without grant monies or other subsidies. The findings strongly suggest that the BYU Independent Study model of publishing OpenCourseWare is financially self-sustaining, allowing the institution to provide a significant public good while generating new revenue and meeting its ongoing financial obligations.

Keywords OER cost · OER development · Open Educational Resources · OpenCourseWare · sustainability

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