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OER & Equity

Featured articles on OER and how using OER can make college more accessible for students. Also inlcuded is information and examples for OER degrees, or Z degrees.

Higher Grades

  • "The study, which compared the final grades of 21,822 students enrolled in eight undergraduate courses between 2010 and 2016, found that students who were given OER early in the semester got significantly better grades, as a group, than those who were not. As part of the study, 11,681 used the commercial textbooks while 10,141 students used free textbooks from OpenStax, a major OER provider that operates out of Rice University in Texas." ~ OER shown to improve grades, not just cut costs

Academic Progress