What if there was a way to improve student access, save time and money, AND offer a more effective, customized version of your course resources? Here are some highlights that outline why OERs are being adopted and adapted at Georgian and beyond!
The financial implications of OER use are some of the most widely discussed benefits to students (eg: Colvard et al., 2018; BCcampus Open Education, n.d.; Ross, 2018). However, students benefit from OERs in many other ways, including:
Openly accessible OERs can break down the barriers that stop students from actively using traditional print textbooks (and even e-Book versions).
A well designed, learner-centered OER is:
Unlike a traditional textbook, OERs are highly adaptable. While OER textbooks offer huge benefits to students, you don't have to create an entire resource or textbook from scratch!
Perhaps you'd like to start smaller. With OERs, you can:
(SUNY OER, n.d.)
You can start small and build up to a larger OER presence in your course! Connect with Jen for more ideas!