Open Educational Resources Angles
The Potential for Open Educational Resources
Angle Sneak Peek:
When thinking about open educational resources, many people focus on only one trait: It is (mostly) free. Free to read, free to download, free to use for many purposes, free to pass along to others. If schools would just replace their textbooks with OER, they could save a bunch of money! This is supported by a 2012 FCC study which estimated that U.S. K-12 school districts spend $7 billion a year on textbooks, and yet many students still use textbooks that are a decade old.