Free Textbooks Are Not Always Free: New Study Analyzes OER’s Costs to Colleges | EdSurge News
peter.suber's bookmarks 2018-10-19
"When professors shift to assigning Open Educational Resources instead of publisher-produced textbooks, the move typically saves students money (and it can be a significant amount). But OER is not free, since it costs money to develop the materials, takes time for professors to evaluate and adopt them, and typically involves other campus-support services as well.
A report released last week gives perhaps the most detailed accounting of the pricetag to colleges looking to make signiciant moves to OER...."