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.