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Cost-savings achieved in two semesters through the adoption of open educational resources

TitleCost-savings achieved in two semesters through the adoption of open educational resources
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsHilton, J., Robinson T., Wiley D. A., & Ackerman J.
PublisherThe International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning
Volume15
Start Page68
Issue2
Pagination68-84
Date Published04/2014
ISSN1492-3831
Keywordselectronic textbooks, open access, Open Educational Resources, open textbooks
Abstract

Textbooks represent a significant portion of the overall cost of higher education in the United States. The burden of these costs is typically shouldered by students, those who support them, and the taxpayers who fund the grants and student loans which pay for textbooks. Open educational resources (OER) provide students a way to receive high-quality learning materials at little or no cost to students. We report on the cost savings achieved by students at eight colleges when these colleges began utilizing OER in place of traditional commercial textbooks.

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Short TitleIRRODL
Original PublicationThe International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning
Refereed DesignationRefereed
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