Tags Open Educational Resources (OER)

Digital instructional materials, OER rising in preK-12 classrooms

by Stacey Pusey • 4 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 • 10 months 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.

How traditional textbook publishers can do well by the OER community

by Paul Stacey • 2 years ago

Commentary: Traditional publishers can be important to the growing field of open educational resources — if they take some key principles to heart.

Data USA offers new trove of statistics on more than 7,300 U.S. universities

by Corinne Lestch • 2 years ago

The free, open data platform compiles and synthesizes stats on enrollment, cost, demographic and other information to help students make better decisions.

OER for higher ed gets a boost with $5 million pilot program

by Patience Wait • 2 years ago

Congress puts money behind a new Education Department project to support open educational resources.