Positioning the OER Business Model for Open Education

This article discusses the importance of sustainable business models to promote OER activities and describe what the authors think are essential components for sustainability.

Farmer's Agribusiness Training Course: Module 2 - Sustainable Agriculture. Lesson 2: Management of Agricultural Resources

This lesson deals with vital agricultural inputs and resources, balancing of output and input requirements and helps the learner to understand improvement measures for agricultural resources available to them.

The Why and How of Open Education: With Lessons from the openSE and openED Projects

This book is an introduction to Open Education (OE), giving practical guidance on the design and delivery of OE courses while wrestling with theoretical considerations of this new and emerging domain. Educators are the main targets, but it will also be

Immediate Practical Implication of the Houghton Report: Provide Green Open Access Now

Among the many important implications of Houghton et al.’s (2009) timely and illuminating JISC analysis of the costs and benefits of providing free online access to peer-reviewed scholarly and scientific journal articles, one stands out as particularly

Openness in Academic Publication: The Question of Trust, Authority and Reliability

John Houghton and Charles Oppenheim have rebuffed many of the claims made around the prevalent economic model(s) of academic publishing. They support the contention that there is much to be gained from a shift to open access dissemination of scholarly

Minerva's Owl. A Reponse to John Houghton and Charles Oppenheim's 'The Economic Implications of Alternative Publishing Models'

Houghton and Oppenheim’s cost–benefit analysis of different forms of scholarly publishing is a major contribution in considering the case for open access and for open institutional repositories as a standard resource in publicly-funded universities.In w

Economic Implications of Alternative Publishing Models: Views from a Non-Economist

The Houghton and Oppenheim paper and the JISC report focus on three publishing models: subscription publishing; open access (OA) publishing (often called ‘Gold OA’); and open access self-archiving. The author responds respond both as an academic who con