Temple U: As textbook costs rise, teachers have looked for new methods to get their points across.
On OERs as well those surveyed include enthusiasts and skeptics. Only 36 percent anticipated a "significant impact" of OER at community colleges. Asked about roadblocks to using OER at community colleges, survey respondents cited the following (they could cite multiple reasons):
The time faculty members need to locate and evaluate OERs (67 percent).
Lack of faculty awareness (66 percent).
Concerns about the credibility of some resources (45 percent).
Lack of related materials (21 percent).
Resistance from the administration (14 percent).
seattle times - April 2013
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This video shows the benefits interactive open educational resources (OERs) can have on student learning.
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