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Strategies for sustainable business models for open educational resources
Posted on 11 February 2014 by Shahril Effendi Bin Ibrahim (Senior Librarian)
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F.H.T de Langen
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Resource Type: 
Article
Publication Date: 
2013
Publication Title: 
The International Review and Research in Open & Distance Learning (IRRODL)
Volume: 
14
Issue or Number: 
2
Summary
For several years, the importance of continuous education has been stressed by several governmental and non-governmental institutions (Janssen & Schuwer, 2012; Marshall & Casserly, 2006). Education is seen as important both for personal growth and empowerment for one’s personal wellbeing as well as for developing the required professional capabilities needed in today’s society. In his 2011 State of the Union address President Obama put emphasis on the government’s ambitions to “out-innovate and out-educate” the rest of the world. Almost at the same time, at the Davos World Economic Forum (2011), the urgency of appropriate education was stressed, observing that the current lack of adequately educated people hinders prosperity and economic growth in the near future. The OECD is preparing a proposal to translate these intentions into a concrete policy. (abstract by authors)
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