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Comparing a section of a course that used an OER text to an earlier section that did not, the authors found that students posted higher grades, and the OER course sections had lower failure and withdrawal rates.
OER: The Future of Education Is Open Educause Review Online Article
This OER: The Future of Education Is Open article discusses the definition, the need, the awareness and motivation, the research/impact and future directions to Open Education Resources (OER).
UNH Open Educational Resources and Open Education Practices Video
Instructors at the University of New Hampshire talk about their experiences using open educational resources. They cite cost savings to students and the ability to adapt learning materials as a couple benefits of OER.