Putting Educational Innovations into Practice.



  1. Fixing the Broken Text Book Market, A report of how students respond to high textbook cost and demand alternatives - Center for Public Interest Research Group (PIRG 2014)
  2. BABSON Survey Research Group found that 90% of faculty either change or revise the educational materials they use in class every two years. Each of these realities result in increased costs for today’s college student, who presently spends more than $1,200 per academic year on textbooks and supplies alone. 
  3.  NBC’s review of the Bureau of Labor Statistics data, textbook costs have risen over 1041% since 1977.
  4. The OER Research Toolkit is published by the Open Education Group. It is comprised of the OER Research Guidebook and several additional resources.
  5. Special Issue: Empirical Reports on the Implementation of OER



  • Google folder: Strategies for handy OER deployment/awareness messaging guides, resources and strategies.  
  • NAACP Advocacy to Promote Use of OER
  • Scaling Digital & Open Educational Resources (OER).

    Here are the links for the Webinar Recording and Slides:

    Webinar Recording

    Webinar Slides

    If you wish to view the webinar chat in real time during the recording, please click on the "Open Chat Panel" button on the bottom right of your screen.

  • Lisa Young from Maricopa held a webinar with OERCom a while back, walking participants through how they did the tagging of OER courses, how they chose $40, etc. The recording is here in case you are interested:

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