Open Educational Resources (OER)

Sample of Course Success Rates by Ethnicity: Non OER vs. OER Courses

Chart of Course Success Rates by Ethnicity: Non OER vs. OER Courses

Sample Course Success Rates by Ethnicity: Non OER vs. OER Courses [See this link for text description of graph.]

OER Definition

According to the Creative Commons, Open Educational Resources (OER) are:

free and openly licensed educational materials that can be used for teaching, learning, research, and other purposes.

OER Support Student Success

As demonstrated in the chart below, students today are faced with paying for over-priced textbooks. OER are an alternative that save students money, contributing to an affordable college education.

The Necessity of Open Educational Resources shown via this chart by depicting annual percent changes from 1978 through 2014 for Educational Books, Medical Care, New Home Prices,and the CPI.

The new era of the $400 college textbook”  by Mark J. Perry,  July 26, 2015,  AEIdeas

About this OER Guide

The purpose of this guide is to support faculty adoption of OER, while respecting academic freedom, in order to make college affordable for our students.