OER saves money

OER adoption at an institutional level leads to financial benefits for students and/or institutions (OER adoption brings financial benefits for students/institutions)

Summary: An area of much interest, the open textbook movement has demonstrated considerable savings are possible for students with no detrimental effect on learning outcomes. The evidence for institutional savings is not as strong, but there are some examples of purchasing costs being reduced.

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CollegeHigher EducationInformalSchool-K12

Balance of Evidence
College Higher Educ... Informal School-K12

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CollegeHigher EducationInformalSchool-K12

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Key Questions
  • Are institutions saving money directly by using OER?
  • Are there indirect financial benefits for educational institutions who use OER?
  • How can we calculate the amount that students are saving through OER?