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Open Educational Resources @MJC

This guide provides an overview of open educational resources (OER), Zero textbook cost courses, and gives you tools to help you find, create, and share these resources.

What does the research say about OER?

Attribution: "What Does the Research Say" by The Council of Chief State School Officers is licensed under CC BY 4.0

In studies that investigate the effects on student learning when traditional commercial textbooks are substituted with OER, findings suggest that students perform as well or better in courses that use OER. A growing body of research has investigated cost savings, equitable access, student learning outcomes, and perceptions of quality.