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Achieving Equity with Open Educational Resources

Costs in addition to tuition remain a large barrier to achieving equity in student success. Open educational resources (OER) change that by providing an affordable, customizable, and reusable alternative to traditional materials which are often expensive and rigid. This panel will discuss recent research and promising practices that show how OER tackles inequity. We will also discuss how OER can greatly improve how we teach and learn by supporting innovative practice, policy, and research.

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  1. How does OER improve equity and access in higher education?
  2. What pathways exist to increase OER use in higher education? What barriers stifle OER use?
  3. How can we improve OER impact research to help validate that these resources can produce equitable outcomes for all students?



Nicole Allen, Dir of Open Education, SPARC

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