VIDEO: Education without limits: Why open textbooks are the way forward

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Open education in an open book

There are 400 million openly licensed materials that can empower teachers to be better instructors through that openness. But there's a big barrier: adoption. In this video, David Wiley talks about the opportunity and the challenges.


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For a teacher to deviate from the standard curriculum it would require a lot of leeway that most districts wouldn't allow. Perhaps there are entities around the world that don't have such restrictions and can cull information (as stated in the video) from different sources and see what works. The best combination of ideas rise to the top. That's the power of open source!

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