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October
2016
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FT Opinion Piece: Cost of digital learning tools should not count

In an OpEd that appeared in the Oct. 10 Financial TimesRobert S Feldman, Deputy Chancellor and Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences at the University of Massachusetts, challenged the notion that Open Educational Resources (OER) will displace textbooks created by education publishers. We agree with Chancellor Feldman that cost should not be educators' only concern when assigning course materials. Almost without exception, the digital formats that he addresses are substantially less expensive than a print textbook, are increasingly customizable and provide students with interactive content, flexibility, and feedback.

To see the OpEd, click here (gated content.)

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