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The Open Flip – a digital economic model for education

Weller, Martin (2016). The Open Flip – a digital economic model for education. Journal of Learning for Development - JL4D, 3(2) pp. 26–34.

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Abstract

The advent of the internet and digital technologies has given rise to a number of new economic models. These have often been applied to education, but either through faults in the initial models or differences in the characteristics of the education sector, they have not proven to be widely applicable. The use of digital, network technologies combined with open licences is one area that has seen particular success in educational application. This field offers an economic model that has particular application to education, through the reallocation of finances to the production of openly licensed resources instead of the purchase of copyrighted ones. This has potential significant impact across a range of educational practices and beyond.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2016 The Author
ISSN: 2311-1550
Extra Information: This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 4.0 International License
Keywords: Open education; Open educational resources; digital economy; Massive open online courses
Academic Unit/School: Learning Teaching and Innovation (LTI) > Institute of Educational Technology (IET)
Learning Teaching and Innovation (LTI)
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 46936
Depositing User: Martin Weller
Date Deposited: 02 Aug 2016 10:42
Last Modified: 08 Feb 2017 21:24
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/46936
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