OERs give faculty the ability to customize course materials, creating the “perfect” course packet or textbook instead of being bound to a traditional one-size-fits-all model. Customization gives faculty control over the quality of their course materials as well as the type and timing of updates to textbooks and other resources.
Sunday, July 30, 2023
Saturday, July 29, 2023
Total student spending on course materials in general has been in decline, dropping 44 percent between the 2011-12 and 2021-22 academic years, according to data from the research service Student Monitor. One key contributor is the number of professors who’ve replaced textbooks with low-cost or open educational resources. Another, researchers say, is the growth in student options: Buying a used textbook. Renting a textbook. Buying a digital version of a textbook.
Friday, July 28, 2023
College professor creates free textbook for students to make higher education more affordable - Paige Barnes, WKRC
Thursday, July 27, 2023
Originally, the focus was on saving students money, Gill says. That focus has now expanded to include support of open textbook creation by RIC faculty. Recently, RIC Professor of Sociology Mikaila Mariel Lemonik Arthur and RIC Professor Emeritus of Sociology Roger Clark wrote their first open textbook, titled, “Social Data Analysis: Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches.”