The 2018 Colvard et. al study of OER adoption at the University of Georgia showed that Overall GPA goes up and the Drop/Fail/Withdraw Rate goes down for students in courses using Open Access Resources.
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Colvard, N. B., Watson, C. E., & Park, H. (2018). The impact of open educational resources on various student success metrics. International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 30(2), 262–276.
Many of your colleagues are already making use of library resources and OER and library resources to help your students save money!
In the Fall of 2021 at least one section each of the following courses were taught here at UM-Dearborn using only OER and not requiring the students to purchase any textbooks:
These courses were taught using only OA or library owned resources again not requiring the students to purchase any textbooks:
If all the sections of Math 105 would allow students to use the 6th instead requiring the 7th edition of Precalculus, Mathematics for Calculus, by Stewart, Redlin, and Watson, it could save our students $36,853.75 each semester! The 6th edition is available in the library and by filling out this form you can place this (or any other book you are using in class) on "course reserve". Course reserve allows more of your students to be able to use this book for free by having it be available for in-library use at the Mardigian Library. If the student does choose to purchase it, the 6th edition is readily available for under $100.
8 * 32 * $143.96 = $36,853.76
The Mardigian Library also has a print copy of Stewart et al., Calculus with Early Transcendentals, eighth edition and. If all the sections of MATH 115 and 215 would direct their students to make use of a library copy (by filling out this form you can place this, or any other book you are using in class, on "course reserve". Course reserve allows more of your students to be able to use this book for free by having it be available for in-library use at the Mardigian Library.) it would save our students between $15,836.80 - $115,814.40 each semester!
10*32*$361.92 = $115,814.40
Using this link you can look for OER to help you and your students with your course content.
Having trouble finding what you need? Reach out to your librarian for help finding OER to use in your courses.
The Open Education Resource Campus Committee offers 4 different grants to help enable you in your search for materials or in your creation and publication of new or re-mixed materials.