College educators support for OER as driver of student retention

Type: Evidence | Hypothesis: Student retention | Polarity: | Sector: | Country:

The idea that affordable textbooks can allay these concerns and encourage students to stay in school  is supported by research from OER Research Hub.  A survey of college educators in community colleges (n=136) showed that more than 1/3 believe that OER use promotes student retention.

  • 60% of those questioned believed that the reduced cost of study materials could promote student retention rates.
  • 57% believe that the ease of access of OER can promote student retention
  • 36% stated that the use of OER to improve study skills can help students to stay in school.

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