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.

Sector Breakdown (-ve)

CollegeHigher EducationInformalSchool-K12
1100

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

Sector Breakdown (+ve)

CollegeHigher EducationInformalSchool-K12
21901


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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?