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OER: A Quick Guide From The Bellevue University Library: Student Benefits

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Lorraine Patrick
Bellevue University
Freeman/Lozier Library
1000 Galvin Rd. S.

OER Student Benefits

There are several benefits for students when instructors use OER in their courses.

  • One of the biggest benefits for students is affordability. Required materials, like textbooks, can represent a significant cost to students.  Instructors can directly influence the cost of education for their students by adopting low or no-cost course materials.
  • Students who have their course materials from day one, won’t have a delay in learning or will need to play catch up later.
  • Students can create resources to add to their portfolio.
  • Resources that students create could be licensed for reuse in order to benefit others.