Tags Open Educational Resources (OER)
Texas A&M releases free pandemic preparedness ebook
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
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
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
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
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.