” From my perspective resources developed with public funds should be accessible by the public. Journals publishing research funded by the government should be open. Content/curriculum created by public institutions should be made public. Additionally, education has been listed as one of the primary determinants of life expectancy, reduction of poverty, ” (George Siemens)
Wikiwijs is the OER-projec in the Netherlands used by all levels of education.
Teachers in the Netherlands use open educaional materials 65% in universities and 47% in primairy schools (4-12) (Onderzoek Wikiwijs 2012) OER in the Netherlands is a national project.
In some countries (like USA and UK) public education is almost the same as mediocre and not-for-my-child education. The better education in those countries is very expensive. In my view that causes an evil split in society.
Public funded educational materials should be open, why should non-public or commercial educational institutions deliver their materials to the open?