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More College Students Are Downloading Course Materials for Free—Or Skipping Them Entirely (EdSurge)

"Use of free course materials among college students is up, with 22 percent downloading at least one such resource during the spring 2019 semester, according to research published Wednesday by the National Association of College Stores."—Source: EdSurge

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WHY THIS MATTERS:

Here's a major reason for faculty to embrace OER: as textbook prices climb, if students have to pay a hefty price tag for their course materials, they may opt to forgo them all together.