Examining the reuse of open textbooks

John Levi Hilton III, Neil Lutz, David Wiley
2012 International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning  
<p>An important element of open educational resources (OER) is the permission to use the materials in new ways, including revising and remixing them. Prior research has shown that the revision and remix rates for OER are relatively low. In this study we examined the extent to which the openly licensed Flat World Knowledge textbooks were being revised and remixed. We found that the levels of revision and remix were similar to those of other OER collections. We discuss the possible significance
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doi:10.19173/irrodl.v13i2.1137 fatcat:mxuzbz7tvngw7ncpz4mx5oiega