Fernando Bleichmar: Open educational resources offer exciting possibilities, though impediments remain (opinion)

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"Open educational resources offer enormous possibilities for college students and professors, but much work remains in finding, curating and maintaining the curricular materials, Fernando Bleichmar writes....

Last year, my colleagues and I at Cengage spoke with nearly 3,000 instructors across higher education to understand how we can better support them in being the best possible educators. Almost three-quarters of them told us that what they need most is high-quality content for their courses....

The industry is ready for change. New models like Cengage Unlimited, an all-inclusive subscription for course materials, can significantly address the cost of materials. Similarly, open educational resources -- free and openly licensed educational materials -- have the potential to lower costs for students while also offering instructors freedom to customize course content. OER has been around for decades but recently has been gaining momentum as a resourceful way to provide less expensive options to students...."



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Date tagged:

02/08/2018, 15:47

Date published:

02/08/2018, 11:08