Open Access in Education Goes Beyond Textbooks, to Encompass Online Courses, International Partnerships and Journal Publishing
While the potential of online learning and open educational resources continues to unfold in developed and developing countries, in the field of education Open Access experiences dynamic development, as universities mandate Open Access to research results, integrate free online textbooks and launch online courses and programs.
Open Access Skyrockets in Latin America, as the Number of Repositories Surges and Open Science Gains in Support
In recent years, Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking countries increasingly recognize the status of scientific knowledge as a public good. The spectacular growth of Open Access in these primarily Iberoamérican countries, thus, stems from the increasing relevance of free access to research findings to both scholarly communities and non-specialist audiences.