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Richfield History Center - open signphoto © 2009 Joe Hoover | more info (via: Wylio)What are Open Educational Resources?

According to the OER Commons, "Open Educational Resources (OER) are teaching and learning materials that you may freely use and reuse, without charge."

Why should faculty consider using OERs?

Everybody, from Student PIRGs (Public Interest Research Groups) to Congress,  knows that the rising costs of college textbooks is a major issue in higher education today.

The amount an average student spends on textbooks has been estimated to be between $700 and $1,000 per year! According to a 2005 study by the U.S. Government Accountability Office, the cost of textbooks and supplies as a percentage of overall tuition and fees is 72% for community colleges tudents; for students at 4-year public institutions, the cost of textbooks is 26% of tuition.

 

One way faculty can increase college affordability is by exploring the use of textbook alternatives and OERs.

The Open Educational Resources Guide is designed to help faculty find and use quality educational content for their courses. See the tabs above or the links below for more information.

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