[IAEP] OER for a billion children

Edward Cherlin echerlin at gmail.com
Tue Mar 8 13:56:57 EST 2011

I have started to write about the economics of OER development in the

"We look forward to our 1,000th member (hopefully late March) and
5,000 members by the end of the year. We’re also setting our sights on
a provocative suggestion by Edward Mokurai Cherlin – can we educate a
billion children using OERs!!"

I explained briefly on the Welcome page.


"My interest is in the complete ecology for education for a billion
children, as in the One Laptop Per Child program using XO laptops and
Sugar software. Now that laptops + OER are less expensive than printed
textbooks, this must become SOP in every education system,

The discussion is at

Community discussion > OER Economics for a billion children

Let me know if you would like an invitation from UNESCO to join their
OER community, or send your request directly to
wsiscommunity-invitation at unesco.org.

Edward Mokurai (默雷/धर्ममेघशब्दगर्ज/دھرممیگھشبدگر ج) Cherlin
Silent Thunder is my name, and Children are my nation.
The Cosmos is my dwelling place, the Truth my destination.

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