Cerritos College

March 31st, 2017|Featured, Success Stories|

The Business Administration Department at Cerritos College began turning to open educational resources because faculty members saw many students struggling when they could not afford to buy expensive textbooks. After OER led to demonstrable improvement in [...]

OpenEd17 Dates and Location Announced

February 14th, 2017|In the News|

The 14th annual Open Education Conference, #OpenEd17, will take place October 10-13, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency Orange County in Anaheim, California. With the theme of Sharing, Gratitude and Hope, this "annual family reunion of the [...]

Salt Lake Community College

February 1st, 2017|Success Stories|

    At Salt Lake Community College (SLCC), students in classes that use Lumen-supported OER course materials have higher passing rates, more A’s and fewer failing grades than classes that use expensive commercial publisher materials. [...]

Tidewater Community College

February 1st, 2017|Success Stories|

  In 2013, Tidewater Community College, located in coastal Virginia, became the first accredited institution in the U.S. to offer a degree in which students pay nothing for required textbooks. Dubbed the “Z-Degree” (for zero textbook [...]

Students Save Thousands Using OER

January 30th, 2017|Research|

Providing academic research to back up claims about cost savings attributed to open educational resources, this study documents the textbook cost to students before and after OER adoption at eight institutions in a variety [...]

OER Impacts Student Success Metrics

January 30th, 2017|Research|

This extensive, multi-institution study provides evidence that students in OER courses perform as well as or better than students in courses using commercial textbooks with regard to withdrawal rates, passing with a C or better, [...]

Using OER Can Boost Tuition Revenue

January 30th, 2017|Research|

At Virginia's Tidewater Community College (TCC), OER courses in TCC's "Z-Degree" program have lower withdrawal rates compared to those using commercial materials. Students in "Z-courses" also register for more credits than their counterparts who are [...]