Free Textbooks Are Not Always Free: New Study Analyzes OER’s Costs to Colleges | EdSurge News

peter.suber's bookmarks 2018-10-19

Summary:

"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.

report released last week gives perhaps the most detailed accounting of the pricetag to colleges looking to make signiciant moves to OER...."

Link:

https://www.edsurge.com/news/2018-10-18-free-textbooks-are-not-always-free-new-study-analyzes-oer-s-costs-to-colleges

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oa.new oa.oer oa.textbooks oa.costs oa.universities oa.colleges oa.books oa.hei

Date tagged:

10/19/2018, 16:17

Date published:

10/19/2018, 12:17