This guide presents pathways for promoting course materials affordability and access, with a focus on OER.
Over the past 2 decades, college textbook prices have skyrocketed, resulting in documented effects on student academic success, with nearly all students seeking to reduce textbook costs through a variety of means, and self-reported behaviors such as not purchasing textbooks, or textbook sharing.
To learn more about replacing commercial textbooks with OER, view published research by the Open Education Group and OER Research Fellows . For a snapshot of published OER research findings, visit The Review Project.
Source: The Review Project
Open Educational Resources (OER)
Library Course Reserves Service
This research guide was molded by Nicole Arnold and Nicole Carpenter, built off the work of Allegra Swift at UCSD and Elizabeth Salmon at UC Merced.