Choi to promote use of free online course materials | Higher Education | columbiamissourian.com
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"An interest group sponsored by MU Libraries conducted a survey this spring on 609 students and 245 instructors about their awareness of open educational resources and textbook costs. They found that:
- 60.9 percent of students surveyed did not buy a required textbook, and 75.1 percent chose to delay buying one.
- Faculty and instructors often underestimated how many students delayed or refrained from buying required textbooks.
- 86.3 percent of faculty valued open educational resources' ability to lower educational costs, and 59.6 percent valued them as supplementary material.
Tutin, who is the academic affairs chair for MSA, served on the interest group. She said the 10- to 15-year goal for open educational resources at MU is to have '15 percent of classes using an open educational resource' as textbooks, supplementary resources or both. Supplementary materials are anything required for a class that is not a textbook."