Online Learning Update

January 26, 2019

As OER Grows Up, Advocates Stress More Than Just Low Cost

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:02 am

By Jeffrey R. Young and Sydney Johnson, EdSurge

Open educational resources hit a turning point in 2018. For the first time ever, the federal government put forward funds to support initiatives around open educational resources, and recent studies show that faculty attitudes towards using and adapting these openly-licensed learning materials are steadily improving. But fans of OER are increasingly facing a problem. While OER started off as free online textbooks, it still costs money to produce these materials, and professors often need guidance finding which ones are high quality.

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