Benefits of OER
Open educational resources are exciting from both student and faculty perspectives.
Student Perspective: OER helps reduce textbook costs!
Faculty Perspective: More control over pedagogy.
The State of Oregon, through House Bill 2871, made a "legislative investment in the area of textbook affordability, with a specific focus on the development of Open Educational Resources (OER)" (HECC, 2015). In layperson language, Oregon has asked public colleges and universities to work to reduce textbooks costs for students.
Oregon House Bill 2871 highlights:
Thank you CCC HB2871 Workgroup for the above language.
Learn about colleagues who have already adopted OER and/or zero-cost textbooks in one or more of their courses.
Already using an OER but not on this list? Contact Kerry Leek (firstname.lastname@example.org) to discuss how to be added to the CCC OER list.
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