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An introduction to open educational resources (OERs) and library resources that may replace or supplement course textbooks.

Research on OERs

"Open Educational Resources [OERs] are teaching, learning, and research resources that reside in the public domain or have been released under an intellectual property license that permits their free use and repurposing by others.” - Hewlett Foundation (2017)


Studies cited in the FCI "Deep Dive" presentation on Sept. 15, 2017:

Many other academic studies have showed results in which students using OERs performed no worse than their peers using traditional textbooks:

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