Cengage Launches OER Product

Open Educational Resources

Cengage Launches OER Product

Cengage today introduced OpenNow, a digital content platform for general education courses based on curriculum-aligned open educational resources (OER).

All content in OpenNow is openly licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (CC-BY), which allows users to share, adapt, remix and build upon any work, as long as appropriate credit is given. The platform includes content from OpenStax and other OER sources, new open content created by Cengage, plus content previously under a Cengage copyright. “All Cengage content in OpenNow will become open and can be reused, modified and used elsewhere,” the company explained in a news announcement. The platform is also ADA-compliant and universally designed.

OpenNow is launching with content for three courses: Introduction to Psychology, American Government and Introduction to Sociology. Additional courses are coming out this fall, including College Algebra, General Chemistry, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Introduction to Biology, U.S. History, College Success, Composition and Developmental English.


Pricing starts at $25 per student per course. For more information, visit the Cengage site.

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