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Open Educational Resources: Benefits of OER

Benefits for Students

  • Significant savings on textbooks
  • Course materials are available on the first day of studies and after completing a course
  • Course materials are accessible

Leeward CC students from Michele Mahi's COM 210H class speak about using OERs.

Benefits for Instructors

  • Flexibility in customising content
  • Sharing
  • Ease of updating OER
  • Working together with students to create assignments 
  • Be sure that students can use and easily access an assigned textbook in a course

A presentation by Professor Rory McGreal, Athabasca University, Canada for the Technology-Enabled Learning Community of Practice Webinar in March 2020.

Benefits for Administrators and Policy Makers

David Wiley: The Financial Potentials of Open Educational Resources by educause. 

David Wiley is is Co-Founder and Chief Academic Officer of Lumen Learning. 

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