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  • Africa Nazarene University: Revisiting the Business Model

    This presentation by Tony Mays to the OER Africa 2016 Convening discusses the business model at Africa Nazarene University in the light of the changing context of educational provision. He highlights new modes of provision, and both the systemic and costing implications.

  • JISC Collections Open Access Fees Project: Final Report Submitted to OAIG September 2011

    Between 2009 and 2011, JISC Collections has undertaken three separate, yet linked, projects relating to the emergence of gold open access as an alternative business model for scholarly journals. The work in 2009, culminating in the internal report Scoping Study regarding the administration of open accessarticle fees on behalf of UK Higher Education, focused very much on the situation within...

  • Open Access Business Models for Research Funders and Universities

    This study covers the types of business model used for open access to publicly-funded research content. Various organizational structures developed to offer open access to publicly-funded research content are examined from the perspective of publicly-funded institutions and organizations. Business models for publicly-funded institutions can be built from elements which a commercial business...

  • Farmer's Agribusiness Training Course: Module 4 - ICT in Support of Farming. Lesson 5: e-Business

    This Farmers' Agribusiness training course has been developed to help both farmers and farmer organisations. Its intention is to provide access to provide access to additional skills and knowledge that will allow farmers to move from a 'farm' to a 'firm'. In this lesson participants are asked to look at various online businesses to determine if any of the firm's advantages are sustainable

  • Good intentions: improving the evidence base in support of sharing learning materials

    In 2007 one of the key conclusions from the synthesis report 'Sharing eLearning Content'1 (SELC) was that, while evidence may exist in support of it, the business case for an institution to share learning materials has not been sufficiently well articulated in the UK. In fact, the issue highlighted is rather broader. There is evidence that would support a range of business cases, such as...

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