Can a For-Profit, Venture-Backed Company Keep OER Free—and Be Financially Sustainable?
APRIL 12, 2018
New and traditional publishers are trying to offer alternatives such as open educational resources (OER), or freely downloadable and adaptable learning materials. But some providers of OER still ask for fees in return, and that has advocates concerned. One company, Top Hat, is trying to shift away from that by opening up its marketplace of mostly OER materials to users for free.