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Role of Librarians in OER Adoption

The Role of Librarians in Campus OER Adoption is a presentation to report on the findings of an OER survey which examined adoption strategies in higher education.

By Eric Nord

Role of Librarians in Campus OER Adoption



Message of Caution from an OER Advocate

 In 2011, when MOOCs (Massively Open Online Courses) captured the collective consciousness of educators; the ever rising tuition fees, runaway textbooks costs, and out of control college debt were already topics of discussion in all facets of the American society, a society still in recovery from the financial devastation of the Great Recession.

The social conditions were therefore ripe for legislators to embrace open educational resources as a way to disrupt the tight hold of the traditional textbook publisher oligopoly. Slowly but consistently, the passage of seemingly inconsequential bills authored by different legislators set into motion a movement which is surely to conclude with a total transformation of the college textbook market in California.

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