Open Educational Resources Community of Learning

Module 1: Benefits of Creating and Using OERs [Video]

Students spend a lot of money on textbooks. Alternatives to the expensive textbooks that come from commercial publishers are open educational resources, or OER. But, are these free resources as effective or of the same quality as textbooks? The research says yes.

This video summarizes the available research synthesized in Hilton, J. (2016) Open educational resources and college textbook choices: a review of research on efficacy and perceptions. Education Tech Research and Development, 64(4), 573 - 590.


A Review of the Effectiveness and Perceptions of OERs as Compared to Textbooks

Source: A Review of the Effectiveness & Perceptions of Open Educational Resources as Compared to Textbooks, Research Shorts, YouTube, Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.