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A Review of the Effectiveness & Perceptions of Open Educational Resources As Compared to Textbooks

A Review of the Effectiveness & Perceptions of Open Educational Resources As Compared to Textbooks

Students spend a lot of money on textbooks. Alternatives to the expensive textbooks that come from commercial publishers are open educational resources, or OER. But, are these free resources as effective or of the same quality as textbooks? The research says yes. This video summarizes the available research synthesized in Hilton, J. (2016) Open educational resources and college textbook choices: a review of research on efficacy and perceptions....

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