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What are OER?
What are the advantages to OER?
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The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and SPARC Open Education Fact Sheet have additional information and statistics.
Sources: The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and the SPARC Open Education Fact Sheet.
Studies conducted at Virginia State University and Houston Community College found that students who used open textbooks tended to have higher grades and lower withdrawal rates than their peers who used traditional textbooks.
65% of students report not purchasing a textbook because of its high price.
College textbook prices rose 82% between 2003 and 2013, approximately triple the rate of inflation in overall consumer prices (CPI) during the same time (27%).
81,780 articles were published in Open Access journals in 2012.
252,418 articles were published in Open Access journals between 2000-2012.
Sources: SPARC Open Education Fact Sheet and SPARC Open Access Fact Sheet
Check out these guides from other university libraries with information on Open Educational Resources:
eBooks can be a great way to way to add content to your class. We have several different eBook vendors, each with their own licensing restrictions and service models. Some eBooks, because they are only for a single user or because of their pricing model, are not good candidates for class use. Below is a quick guide to some of our biggest eBook providers. You can contact email@example.com with ebook questions.
To learn more about how our eBooks work, visit our Using eBooks guide.