With the essential support from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the California State University Long Beach, MERLOT (www.merlot.org) and SkillsCommons (www.skillscommons.org), the collaboration and community of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) are designing and deploying strategies to make college more affordable by reducing the cost of course materials. Creating a campus-level sustainable OER Mindset requires thoughtful and strategic planning, involving early adopters, monitoring progress, and celebrating small wins in a big way!
It's Time for Open Educational Resources, Inside Higher Ed., Apr 21, 2021
"A study of 43,000 students at 31 community colleges and 35 four-year universities in 20 states and Washington, D.C. found that 36% of college students are food insecure, and 36% are in precarious housing situations."
Benefits of Using OER, Penn State.
Note: The following 2016 video included in this article holds outdated data; however, the foundational thinking regarding OER remains in tact.
UIS OER Blog Posts, A curated, searchable, daily reading list on Open Educational Resources in higher education.
We Answer Your Questions about OER, Observatory of Educational Innovation, March 24, 2021
"Thanks to these resources, anyone can become a global partner. Professor Canchola emphasizes the need to license our contribution with a Creative Commons license to protect us as authors and establish what can be done with the resources we create: using, adapting, or marketing them or using them for other works and applications."