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December 16, 2018

For higher ed, investing in OER pays eventual dividends

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Ray Bendici, University Business
Achieving the Dream’s OER Degree Initiative increased the number of students enrolling in open education resources-based courses. Open education resources (OER) provide significant cost savings to low-income students and strengthen instruction and learning, according to a recent study from Achieving the Dream, a national nonprofit that supports evidence-based institutional improvement. The study also examined, for the first time, OER-related costs and revenue for an institution. Developing an OER course averages $11,700 (including faculty salary and benefits), while developing a full OER degree program costs nearly $500,000 per institution, found the study.

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