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Faculty survey finds awareness of open educational resources improving

PublishedDecember 2017
PeriodicalEdition Dec. 19 2017 13:47 ET, Volume 2017
PublisherCision: PR Newswire, Babson Survey Research Group

ABSTRACT
Key findings from the report include:

Faculty awareness of OER has increased, with 30 percent of faculty reporting that they were "Aware" or "Very Aware" of open educational resources, up from 25 percent last year and 20 percent the year before.

Only 9 percent of courses are using open textbooks (includes public domain and Creative Commons licensed), but this is up from 5 percent last year.

A majority of faculty classify cost as "Very important" for their selection of required course materials. Faculty report that their required textbooks have an average price of $97, and only 22% say that they are "Very satisfied" with that cost.

Only a third of faculty report that 90% or more of their students have purchased the required textbook.
The barriers to adopting OER most often cited by faculty are that "there are not enough resources for my subject" (49 percent) and it is "too hard to find what I need" (50 percent).

Keywords OER awareness · OER barriers to adoption · Open textbook · OpenStax

Other number2017-12-23
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