Tags Open Educational Resources (OER)
Digital instructional materials, OER rising in preK-12 classrooms
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
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.
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
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
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?
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
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
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
Congress puts money behind a new Education Department project to support open educational resources.