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Free to learn: An Open Educational Resources policy development guidebook for community college governance officials
Plotkin, Hal

PublishedOctober 2010
Type of work.pdf
PeriodicalPages 1-40
PublisherCreative Commons
CountryUnited States, North America

ABSTRACT
Open Educational Resources (OER) offer higher education governance leaders a cost-efficient method of improving the quality of teaching and learning while at the same time reducing costs imposed on students related to the purchase of expensive commercial textbooks and learning materials. Leading scholars around the world are already participating in the OER movement even without support from most higher education institutions, including community colleges. Higher education governance officials, particularly boards of trustees and senior academic governance leaders, have a tremendous opportunity to harness the advantages of OER for their institutions.

Keywords education · institutional plan · OER definition · OER history · Open Educational Resources · policy · textbooks

Published atSan Francisco, CA
LanguageEnglish
Rightsby-sa/3.0
URLhttps://wiki.creativecommons.org/images/6/67/FreetoLearnGuide.pdf
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