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What are Open Educational Resources?
Open Educational Resources (OER) are teaching, learning, and research materials that are either in the public domain, or openly licensed so everyone has free and perpetual permission to engage in the 5R activities:
Textbook Costs Impact Student Retention
The cost of course materials impacts whether students drop, fail, or withdraw from a course. In 2018, Florida students reported that the cost of textbooks has led them to:1
||Not purchase the required textbook
||Take fewer courses
||Not register for a specific course
||Earn a poor grade
||Drop a course
||Withdraw from a course
||Fail a course
OER Can Help!
Research shows that when courses adopt Open Educational Resources (OER) to replace commercial course materials, the drop/fail/withdrawal rate for those courses decreases by an average of 29%.2