Cost Savings and User Perceptions of OER
Hilton III, John
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The high cost of textbooks is of concern not only to college students but also to society as a whole. Open textbooks promise the same educational benefits as traditional textbooks; however, their efficacy remains largely untested. I report on the adoption of a collection of open resources several across secondary schools and community colleges. Research is presented regarding cost savings, student/teacher perceptions, and the efficacy of using open texts.