university peer pioneers

Open Educational Resources (OER)

university peer pioneers

Feb 8, 2012

PEER PIONEERS: Rice University has adopted five open-source textbooks from OpenStax College, a non-profit textbook publisher with a who's who list of foundation support. Inside Higher Ed reports that organizers are projecting student savings of "$90 million in the next five years if the books capture 10 percent of the national market." The OER publisher aims to set a new standard through an extensive peer-review process. There's even a nifty savings calculator.

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