Tags Open Educational Resources (OER)

OpenStax makes its online learning tools free

by Betsy Foresman • 3 weeks 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 months 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 months 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 • 6 months 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 • 1 year ago

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

OER is at a tipping point. Here's how to keep it moving in the right direction.

by Regina Gong • 2 years ago

Commentary: At Lansing Community College in Michigan, OER has been transformative. The college's librarian describes what it will take to make OER work long-term.

How an open-source education can help students gain an edge

by Bill Hirsch • 2 years ago

Commentary: Many colleges are proficient at using open-source technologies, but they're lagging when it comes to teaching the benefits of open-source development.

OER shown to improve grades, not just cut costs

by Corinne Lestch • 2 years ago

A University of Georgia study found that open educational resources improved end-of-course grades for undergraduates and lowered D, F and withdrawal rates.

The evolution of educational publishing: Does OER have a quality problem?

by Mike Silagadze • 2 years ago

Commentary: As students and teachers seek to make education more affordable, they should consider a peer-review process for open educational resources.