OER Awareness and Adoption on the Rise - SPARC

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"Key results:

  • Faculty awareness continues to rise, with 46% percent of faculty now aware of OER, up from 34% three years ago.
  • The percent of faculty who use OER as a required course material in at least one course has more than doubled to 13% this year, up from 6% last year.
  • More than a fifth (22%) of faculty who teach introductory courses use OER as a required material in at least one course.
  • Of the faculty who do not use OER, nearly three-quarters (74%) were open to considering it.
  • Nearly three-quarters (73%) of department chairpersons and most (61%) of all faculty “Agree” or “Strongly Agree” that the cost of course materials is a serious problem for their students.
  • For the first time, more faculty expressed a preference for digital course materials (40%) than print (25%). While faculty earlier in their careers tend to have a stronger preference for digital, all career stages showed an increase.
  • The majority of faculty report making changes to their textbooks, most commonly presenting material in a different order (70%), skipping sections (68%), and replacing content with their own (45%)...."



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Date tagged:

01/10/2019, 10:37

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01/10/2019, 05:37