Why OER?

Several factors contribute to the importance of Open Education and OERs, below are a few of the benefits:

  • Saves costs for students on textbooks and other required materials
  • Grants access to more quality choices as academics and institutions share their developed resources freely
  • Assists students with learning by assisting prospective students with decisions about what classes to take as well as students who want to review their course materials after the course has ended
  • OERs are free at the point of use, so it is not necessary to provide monetary compensation for using them
  • Showcases research to the widest possible audience whilst raising the quality standards for educational resources by gathering more contributors