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A Review of the Effectiveness & Perceptions of Open Educational Resources vs Commercial Textbooks

By 1st March 2017April 10th, 2017No Comments1 min read


Parents and students spend a lot of money on commercial textbooks. Alternatives to the expensive textbooks that come from commercial publishers include open textbooks and open educational resources (OERs). But, are these free resources as effective or of the same quality as textbooks?

The research says yes. This video summarizes the available research synthesized in Hilton, J. (2016) Open educational resources and college textbook choices: a review of research on efficacy and perceptions. Education Tech Research and Development, 64(4), 573 – 590.

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