What's new in open education and textbook publishing around the world

When asked recently what the price of textbooks is compared to GNP in Europe, I could not answer that question. However, we established that in Europe, prices do not vary greatly, an average size language teaching book in France, Germany, Latvia, the Czech Republic or Israel might cost anything between 10 and 20 Euros.

But in the US, the price of textbooks, especially in higher education, is much higher, driving the movement of open educational resources. The driving forces are, of course, the universities.

Will this trend have a greater impact in Europe, not only in universities but also in schools? This question could well be a topic at our network meetings.
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