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Meet the Entrepreneur Who Wants To Shrink, Not Grow, His Market

This article originally appeared on Forbes

David Wiley, co-founder of Lumen Learning, is behind a national “open educational resources” (OER) movement that is already bringing the cost of textbooks down at colleges and universities across the country.

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What’s stopping us from applying the principles of open source to educational materials? As those materials went digital, this opened up a lot of possibilities because the speed at which you could revise and update and tailor materials had been transformed. So Wiley created the first open source license for educational materials that fundamentally shifted who "owned" the content. The result: much less expensive educational materials that can be tailored to the needs of individual teachers and students.