As a student, I have more learning resources than ever before which feels empowering.
Gives variety to course material
[OER] is free for students, saves time for faculty, and OER provides a variety for the class materials that help me prepare for lectures in the course.
Keeps professors' options open.
Open Educational Resources doesn’t limit professors to one book and allows them to pull material from different resources, which gives us students broader perspective.
It was a huge relief when I found out my courses were using OER materials.
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An opportunity for institutions to provide fantastic content at no additional cost to their students.
Gives the ability to enlist students and convert them from passive to active participants in their own learning.
It really allows you to customize the textbook in ways that a commercial product just couldn't do.
Change of Pace
For me, it is a welcomed break from the traditional, very expensive textbook.