In this recorded July 18, 2017 webinar, Inside Higher Ed editors Scott Jaschik and Doug Lederman
discuss the topics from the "The OER Moment" booklet. Share background on OER issues and benefits as well as case studies. Click here to sign up to get free copy of full report.
Three misunderstandings about open resources - Hechinger Report (Opinion)
Faculty in No Rush to Adopt Digital or OER Curriculum - Campus Technology
OER: The Future of Education Is Open - Educause Review
Describes the benefits to educators in an open education system and how current professional learning can debilitate.
Recommended by Robin DeRosa, noted scholar in the field of OER and advocates for their use in Higher Ed, this is a perfect example of an open education resource, a compilation of readings on OER generated from the author's graduate course created to share with the world. This source is for those who want to understand the depth and breadth of the meaning and foundation of OERs.
Provides a short video overview then links to practical web resources using these categories: Getting Started, How to Find OER, Open Lesson Plans, Courses, and Activities, Open Alternatives to Textbooks, Additional Resources on the Web.
This academic article finds there is little difference in student performance between the use of traditional and open textbooks. Additionally, the use of open texts addressed a major equity issue in Higher Ed, affordability by significantly lowering text expenses for students.
Presents five strategies how colleges and universities can lower the cost of textbooks for students in conjunction with OER.
Slides from a webinar on OER this summer, the opening slides provide a clear and powerful explanation for the financial rationale for OER--to save students money to make college more affordable.
Although focus on K12 setting, this short piece explains how use of OER is more than just saving students money and is also based on providing quality interaction and accelerated learning for all students. In Higher Ed, lower costs make course texts more accessible for better student learning since students choose not to purchase books they cannot afford.
Read how the establishing of OER in K12 has spurred a few colleges and universities to work toward the same end and scale it up.
Read about faculty members' role in OER adoption. A bleak present that can change when faculty shift their perspectives and act.
A summary about how OER has a prominent role in the future of Higher Ed and raises new insights about new directions for policy and instructional use.