Tags Open Educational Resources (OER)

California colleges set 100% OER goals as textbook publishers go digital

by Emily Bamforth • 4 months ago

Lowering the cost of education for students is a key long-term goal, higher education leaders said during an online event.

Online learning remains high priority for higher ed, Educause report finds

by Emily Bamforth • 7 months ago

Colleges and universities are increasing their use of hybrid and blended learning models, but students still prefer face-to-face learning.

Open educational resources saved UCF students $750,000 last semester

by Colin Wood • 11 months ago

Open educational resources are increasingly common at universities like University of Central Florida, but many higher education faculty remain unaware they're available.

Texas A&M releases free pandemic preparedness ebook

by Betsy Foresman • 1 year ago

The book aims help educate people on pandemic prevention and preparedness and the important roles that the general public, policy makers and emergency response teams play in a time of crisis.

OpenStax makes its online learning tools free

by Betsy Foresman • 2 years ago

On top of the publisher's already free catalog of textbooks, online homework resources are now free to teachers and students during the public health crisis.

Students saved nearly $5M with Penn State's open educational resources

by Betsy Foresman • 2 years ago

The program's success in widening access to education has prompted university leaders to invest an additional $600,000 in OER.

For open educational resources, Virginia launches statewide platform

by Colin Wood • 2 years ago

The new website, which already hosts some 10,000 files, is for educators at all grade levels to share and co-develop open educational resources.

Digital instructional materials, OER rising in preK-12 classrooms

by Stacey Pusey • 2 years ago

Commentary: A recent report from the market research firm Simba Information shows digital materials are taking off in some subjects, but not others.

7 tips for navigating the shift to open educational resources

by Stacey Pusey • 3 years ago

Commentary: edWeb.net's Stacey Pusey urges getting community buy-in and considering unique student needs before foregoing traditional textbooks.