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Sunday, February 4, 2018
Educators Possess OER Awareness but Lack Understanding
According to a survey conducted by the Babson Survey Research Group, roughly
three fourths of educators are aware of open educational resources (OER) but
lack a full understanding of OER licensing. Meanwhile, only a sliver of those
who responded said they have adopted an OER curriculum. Faculty continue to
report significant barriers to OER adoption. The most serious issues continue
to be the effort needed to find and evaluate suitable material. OER also
addresses a key concern of many faculty: the cost of materials. The
implications of this report indicate a need for greater OER awareness and
understanding to positively impact education.
Seaman, J. E., & Seaman,
J. (2017).Opening the textbook: Educational resources in U.S.
higher education, 2017. Babson Park, MA: Babson Survey Research Group. http://www.onlinelearningsurvey.com/reports/openingthetextbook2017.pdf