Amazon Launching Open Education Resources Platform

Market Brief (Feb 14, 2016) reports that "Amazon Education is working on a new platform that will allow schools to upload, manage, share, and discover open education resources from a home page that in some ways resembles the one shoppers are accustomed to accessing on the massive online retailer’s website." This site, to be named Amazon Inspire, is focused on the K-12 market and is expected to be released in 2-3 months.

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One important possible implication for higher education is the further demand for and use of online textbooks versus print in the college market.