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Open Educational Resources Showing Positive Return

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

As part of the Achieving the Dream initiative (awarded in Fall of 2016), Clinton was one of 38 community colleges, nation-wide, to begin offering courses using Open Educational Resources (OER). OER help students save money by replacing traditional textbooks with digital and online course materials.

In the nearly two years that Clinton has been offering OER courses, students have saved over $150,000 on textbook costs.


University Business recently published an article on the benefits of OER. They highlight the benefits to students, as well as faculty and institutions as a whole. Click here to read the full text.

On the course schedule, classes with the blue and orange OER tag will use OER (open educational resources.) A $10 OER fee will replace the cost of a traditional textbook. Click here to view the Spring 2019 course schedule.