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OER Adoption Impacts
OER - Adoption Impacts by Lumen Learning
"The OER Adoption Impact Explorer helps you understand some of the impacts of adopting OER instead of commercial textbooks.
Change the values below to match data from your institution to see how OER adoption can benefit your students and institution. Charts, graphs, and language will update in real time as you make changes."
"In 2012 the Hewlett Foundation funded the OER Research Hub project. This sought to establish an evidence base for the many beliefs widely held regarding the benefits of OER."
OER Research Articles
Research on OER Impact and Effectiveness
"Lumen personnel are at the forefront of research regarding cost savings, learning gains, and other impacts of adopting open educational resources. This research appears in some of the world’s premier peer-reviewed research journals. Dr. Wiley also chairs dissertations exploring the cutting edge of research relating to open education."
Make Textbooks Affordable - Student PIRGs
Information from Student Public Interest Research Groups about textbook affordability.
Faculty Perspectives on OER
OpenStax textbooks save students money
OER Cost Savings
Cost-Savings Achieved in Two Semesters Through the Adoption of Open Educational Resources
Textbooks represent a significant portion of the overall cost of higher education in the United States. The burden of these costs is typically shouldered by students, those who support them, and the taxpayers who fund the grants and student loans which pay for textbooks. Open educational resources (OER) provide students a way to receive high-quality learning materials at little or no cost to students. We report on the cost savings achieved by students at eight colleges when these colleges began utilizing OER in place of traditional commercial textbooks.
Community Colleges Take a Lead on OER
Abstract: BUILDING AWARENESS Awareness of OER is growing, due in some part to the U.S. Department of Labor's Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training grants. The college used MyOpenMath, supported by Lumen Learning. Because students had the materials on the first day of classes, students engaged earlier and more deeply in the learning process.
Covering the Cost
This report aims to investigate the degree at which prices actually affect student’s financial standing and behavior and make the case for urgent action around high textbook prices.
Research on Open Educational Resources for Development (ROER4D) project