Interested in finding or creating OER? Just curious to learn more about OER?
Check out oer.missouri.edu or email firstname.lastname@example.org
What is OER?
Open Educational Resources (OER) are FREE and OPENLY LICENSED educational materials that can be used for teaching, learning, research, and other purposes.
Why does A&OER matter?
Adopting free or low-cost textbooks and digital course materials helps Mizzou control the cost of educational resources. Here are some facts about the textbook affordability in the nation and at Mizzou.
- According to a report from American Enterprise Institute, from 1998 to 2016, college textbook prices have increased by 90% while recreational book prices have fallen by more than 35%.
- Due to the high costs of course materials at Mizzou, 75% of students have delayed purchasing a required textbook.
- 13% of students have considered leaving Mizzou because they couldn’t afford course materials.