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OER - Zero Cost Textbooks: Get Started

OER - Zero Cost Textbooks

Get Started with Open Educational Resources (OER's) Here.

A Florida Virtual Campus report underscores these possible benefits by reporting via survey data the negative impacts of on students when the use of commercially published textbooks is the only choice available to students.

According to the report:

  • "(66.6% did not purchase the required textbook) [as a result] (37.6% earn a poor grade; 19.8% fail a course)".
  • "Time to graduation and/or access to courses is also impacted by cost. Students reported that they occasionally or frequently take fewer courses (47.6%);"
  • [Students] "do not register for a course (45.5%);"
  • [Students] "drop a course (26.1%), or withdraw from courses (20.7%)."

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These workshops, tutorials, and webinars are for faculty who want to learn more about incorporating OER into their courses.

Where to Find Open Educational Resources (OER's) on a Variety of Subjects:

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