Did OER materials receive a pandemic boost and will it last?

Did OER materials receive a pandemic boost and will it last?

Reported by Inside Higher Ed, a Bay View Analytics survey shows that 22% of courses in Spring 2022 required the use of open educational resources while only 33% of faculty now believe that “students learn better from print materials”.

The takeaway? Digital education modalities and materials have received a big trial run since the pandemic, by necessity. And open educational resources have a big opportunity to change the economics of textbooks and learning materials for our students. But now that our faculty have a choice again in terms of their teaching materials and technologies, what pandemic trends will stay for the long haul?

May you continue to fight the good enrollment growth fight at your institution today, and we’ll see you again tomorrow.

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Eric Olsen

Eric brings more than a decade of award-winning creative brand development, marketing analytics and higher education experience to Helix Education. Eric is a graduate of Bradley University and earned his MBA at Lewis University.