Is the average cost of a textbook $100?

Many institutions rely on an estimate of $100 per student, per course when calculating savings that result from OER adoptions. This post explains why that is a fair estimate. Read more…

Open Pedagogy Conference

On December 9, 2016, Linn-Benton Community College hosted an Open Pedagogy conference onsite and online. Watch the archived conference including Suzanne Wakim’s keynote. Read more…

Library resources as course materials

This post explores several strategies that libraries can pursue to encourage the use of library content as course materials. While library materials are not the same thing as open educational resources, they can be an important component in solving the problem of high textbook prices. Read more…

OER Funding Opportunities

Open Oregon Educational Resources is pleased to announce several OER funding opportunities. Read more…

Klamath Campus Report

The Veterans’ Services department of Klamath Community College has partnered with the KCC Learning Resource Center to find OER materials to replace the costly textbooks currently used in all of the college’s “M Courses.” Read more…

Library Resources as Course Materials Video

Library materials are not the same thing as open educational resources, but they can be an important component in solving the problem of high textbook prices. Watch video…

Open Licensing Video

This presentation explains what open licensing is and why it’s so important to the OER movement. Watch video…

OER Basics Video

This presentation looks at lowering textbook costs by using open educational resources. Watch video…