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OER: Open Educational Resources: Why Use OER?

This guide on OER (Open Educational Resources) is designed to give FC faculty some basic information that will encourage the adoption and implementation of OER in their courses.

Why Use OER?

Why Use OER?


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Textbook costs should not be a barrier to education.

The price of textbooks has skyrocketed more than three times the rate of inflation for decades...Using OER solves this problem because the material is free online, affordable in print, and can be saved forever. Resources that would otherwise go to purchasing textbooks can be redirected toward technology, improving instruction, or reducing debt.