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Strategies for sustainable business models for Open Educational Resources
de Langen, F H T.

PublishedJune 2014
Type of workSpecial Issue - Open Educational Resources: Opening Access to Knowledge
JournalInternational Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning
Volume 14, Issue 2, Pages 53-66
EditorsMcGreal, Rory and Conrad, Dianne

ABSTRACT
For several years, the importance of continuous education has been stressed by several governmental and non-governmental institutions (Janssen & Schuwer, 2012; Marshall & Casserly, 2006). Education is seen as important both for personal growth and empowerment for one’s personal wellbeing as well as for developing the required professional capabilities needed in today’s society. In his 2011 State of the Union address President Obama put emphasis on the government’s ambitions to “out-innovate and out-educate” the rest of the world. Almost at the same time, at the Davos World Economic Forum (2011), the urgency of appropriate education was stressed, observing that the current lack of adequately educated people hinders prosperity and economic growth in the near future. The OECD is preparing a proposal to translate these intentions into a concrete policy.

Keywords business model · OER

Published atAthabasca, Alberta
ISSN1492-3831
RefereedYes
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