In a recent episode of Solutions for Higher Education with President Wyatt, Saunders discussed the cost of textbooks and how OER
can be the solution to these high prices.
For students like physics major and full-time Salt Lake City firefighter Jeffrey Cunningham, OER
has kept his conservatively estimated cost of $400 for textbooks while at SLCC from being much higher.
According to a November 2014 survey of all 50 states conducted by the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), 36 states want to learn more about curating an OER
repository, 26 are using or promoting OERs
, 20 are currently planning OER
initiatives, and 18 are sharing OER
initiatives ( ccsso,org/documents/2014/open%20ed ucational%20resources%20in%20 k-12%20education-verl.
Business Summit 2017 will delve on the new reality and future choices.
meshed well with the district's blended learning initiative, in which teacher volunteers receive training in how to lead a blended environment.
Although these principles were originally designed for a K-12 setting, they can work for a community college as well, and the OER
Committee attempted to utilize them to enhance their program.
A great source on what's currently under discussion regarding the current state and future direction of the OER
movement can be found here: openedconference.
The availability of OER
(openly-licensed works in the Commons) has surpassed one billion since 2015.
While causality was not claimed by any researcher, the use of OER
was sometimes correlated with higher test scores, lower failure, or withdrawal rates," wrote one researcher with the Open Education Group.
By remediating a site to the most conservative cleanup criterion under OER
and the VCP, developers will be provided grant money to help offset the costs of remedial action and have the E-Designation permanently removed from the site.
There are a variety of license types available depending on the use of the OER
publication by the author.
Conference co-chairman and keynote speaker Professor Martin Weller, from the Open University's Institute of Educational Technology, T said: "The theme for the conference was Mainstreaming OER
, as OERs
have been around for over a decade now and the sense is that they are on the cusp of becoming mainstream practice.