The Principles of Good Practice were developed to assure students
about the quality of courses and programs at SREB’s
Electronic Campus (now SARA.) The principles draw upon
the work of the Western Interstate Commission for Higher
Education and other organizations.
To realize the educational impact from the substantial
investments SREB states have made in digital content, SREB
recommends that electronic educational resources created with
public funding be licensed to provide as high a level of
potential for sharing as possible, both within and outside the
state. These guidelines can help state-level administrators and
policy-makers (as funders of digital educational resource
development) establish policies, practices, statutes and
regulations that increase sharing and maximize returns on
investments in digital education resources.