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Thursday, September 17, 2009

Monetizing OA/OER a priority at The Open U.

The Open University last month released its strategic priorities for 2009-10. Among the 5 business areas:
OU Freemium new businesses deriving income from open educational resources (OER) and associated services. This business area was previously called "OU for Free" and has been re-titled to stress the need to monetise OER in order to create a sustainable business model. It includes OpenLearn, SocialLearn, iTunesU and Open Research Online.
N.B. Open Research Online is the university's OA institutional repository.