Friday, July 14, 2017

38 Community Colleges Share What It Takes to Launch an OER Degree Program - Sydney Johnson, EdSurge

The program, which kicked off in 2016, shared its first set of findings today about what faculty are learning it takes to create an OER degree. “OER can be an essential pillar of the community college student success agenda,” says Karen Stout, president and CEO of ATD. “It has the potential to trigger changes in teaching and learning and help students complete their courses and degrees.” There will be at least 53 degree pathways offered by the 38 schools. In this past spring semester, the ATD study shows students on average have saved about $134, or 5 to 22 percent of what they were paying, per course. The goal is to drastically bump those numbers up, Stout says, by the time full majors are slated to be complete in fall 2018.

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