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Wiley, David; Green, Cable; Soares, Louis – Center for American Progress, 2012
The nation is in the midst of a revolution in education. For the first time in human history, tools to enable everyone to attain all the education they desire are available. And best of all this education is available at almost no cost. The key to this sea of change in learning is open education resources, or OER. OER are educational materials…
Descriptors: Open Education, Social Change, Educational Change, Access to Education
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Hilton, John, III; Wiley, David – TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 2010
With increasing frequency, authors in academic and non-academic fields are releasing their books for free digital distribution. Anecdotal evidence suggests that exposure to both authors and books increases when books are available as free downloads, and that print sales are not negatively affected. For this study we interviewed ten authors to…
Descriptors: Intellectual Property, Internet, Interviews, Longitudinal Studies
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Wiley, David; Gurrell, Seth – Open Learning, 2009
In this paper we present a history of the idea of Open Educational Resources, overview the current state of the Open Educational Resources movement, report on critical issues facing the field in the immediate future, and present two new projects to watch in 2009.
Descriptors: Educational Resources, Educational History, Contracts, Copyrights