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ERIC Number: EJ1030100
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Apr
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1492-3831
Cost-Savings Achieved in Two Semesters through the Adoption of Open Educational Resources
Hilton, John Levi, III; Robinson, Jared; Wiley, David; Ackerman, J. Dale
International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, v15 n2 p67-84 Apr 2014
Textbooks represent a significant portion of the overall cost of higher education in the United States. The burden of these costs is typically shouldered by students, those who support them, and the taxpayers who fund the grants and student loans which pay for textbooks. Open educational resources (OER) provide students a way to receive high-quality learning materials at little or no cost to students. We report on the cost savings achieved by students at eight colleges when these colleges began utilizing OER in place of traditional commercial textbooks.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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