The truth (about OER) is out there

Posted on February 6th, 2018

Inside Higher Ed looks at the challenges that faculty face with finding open educational resources (OER) and the solutions that are emerging. According to a report from the Babson Survey Research Group, while awareness of OERs is slowly increasing, over 50 percent of the faculty respondents still did not know the term OER or understand it. Challenges also include finding resources that may be spread across various channels, and making time to replace course texts with OERs. However, OER advocates say search tools for finding open resources have greatly improved, and university librarians can also be invaluable in finding resources.