Open Content Blog: Of Progress, Problems, and Partnerships

By David Wiley

Originally posted on the opencontent.org blog, April 17, 2017 

In 2012 Kim Thanos and I founded Lumen Learning because, through our Gates-funded work on the Kaleidoscope Project, we had seen first-hand how hard it was for faculty to replace publisher materials with OER. The 2000s were an inspiring decade as institutions and […]

Using OER Can Boost Tuition Revenue

At Virginia’s Tidewater Community College (TCC), OER courses in TCC’s “Z-Degree” program have lower withdrawal rates compared to those using commercial materials. Students in “Z-courses” also register for more credits than their counterparts who are not taking OER courses. As a result of findings from the following study, TCC uses the incremental tuition revenue retained when […]

January 30th, 2017|Research|0 Comments