For Ohio University, an OER partnership outpaces expectations (EdScoop) - AvNetwork.com

For Ohio University, an OER partnership outpaces expectations (EdScoop)

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"The struggles of college students to afford textbooks are well known. Prices for textbooks have risen more than 1,000 percent since 1977, three times faster than tuition costs, and a 2014 study found that 65 percent of students decided not to buy a required textbook because it was too expensive."—Source: EdScoop

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Now this is impressive. Ohio University projects that it will save $1 million in textbook costs this year. Will we see OER development (or a lack thereof) become a deciding factor for prospective students? —Eduwire Editors

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