|This short video explains why open education matters! |
The video is created by David Blake and licensed as CC BY.
Adopting OER in the classroom isn't just a financial decision; using OER in place of traditional textbooks is better for everyone involved.
Adopting OER in place of traditional textbooks is:
- Better for Students
- Better for Faculty
- Better for Institutions
- Better for Society
In his blog, David Wiley explains how recent studies have demonstrated wide ranging benefits of adopting OER, including:
- Reduced student drop/withdraw rates
- Increased student grades
- Cost savings
- Pedagogical freedom for faculty
To learn more about the benefits of OER for students, faculty, and institutions, check out:
Some of this material is based on original writing by David Wiley, which was published freely under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license at: http://opencontent.org/blog/archives/3743