|Textbooks can be very expensive. Tacoma Community College is using Open Educational Resources(OERs) to allay some this cost. They are already saving students thousands of dollars. Their goal is $250,000 in savings for students by Academic Year 2014. In first two quarters, they have saved student $128.000.Using OERs faculty at Tacoma Community College are discovering replacements for their textbooks. oer project – home.|
Watch this video of the faculty who are making a difference in their students’ lives. Spoiler Alert! There is a bonus for the faculty, too.Faculty on OER in Teaching
The article outlines the courses and savings this pilot has netted: ‘Liberate 250K’ – Tacoma Community College’s OER Project
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If you are interested in incorporating OERs in your classes and you would like some assistance, please contact me.
I wonder what is the effect on learning?