Tag Archives: university of oregon

OER Petting Zoos

Too often, faculty assume that the “O” in “OER” stands for “online” rather than “open.” Petting zoo collections are a fun and practical way to show that OER are available in many formats. Read more…

Estimated 2017-19 Student Savings in No-Cost/Low-Cost Courses

Courses with the no-cost and low-cost designation in the schedule at 19 institutions are estimated to have saved over 375,000 students (by headcount) in 21,000 course sections approximately $34 million in two academic years. Read more…

Evaluating Oregon’s Open Educational Resources Designation Requirement

No-cost/low-cost schedule designations are an important way for students to make informed choices at the point of registration. Oregon’s Higher Education Coordinating Commission requested a research report evaluating the effectiveness of different implementations at Oregon’s colleges and universities, as required by HB 2871, passed in 2015. The report was completed in June 2018 by Brooke Freed, Amber Friedman, Sarah… Read More »

OER Grant Project Updates

The 2015 OER Grant Cohort has been hard at work and making excellent progress on their projects. Read more…

2015 OER Special Project Grants Awarded

The 2015 Open Educational Resources Special Project Grants have been awarded. Taken together, the projects represent collaborations with 13 different institutions that have the potential to save thousands of Oregon students an estimated $227,175.26 to $386,921.50 per year. Read more…