OER

University of California cancels deal with Elsevier after months of negotiations

After months of negotiating over open-access fees and paywalls, the University of California System follows through on threat to cancel its journal subscription deal with Elsevier.

Arizona State and Chippewa Valley get OER grants as Education Department changes course

UPDATED: Education Department apparently disregards congressional instructions for spending 2019 money, dividing $5 million between Arizona State University and Chippewa Valley Technical College.

Department of Education awards pilot OER grant to UC Davis open textbook project

Updated: Education Department awards $4.9 million to a 12-institution consortium led by UC Davis for open STEM textbooks. Advocates push for spreading the wealth for next year's round of funding.

Maryland colleges earn OER grants

Maryland Colleges Earn OER Grants

Applications open for institutional OER partnerships with OpenStax

OpenStax -- Rice University's nonprofit initiative for affordable, openly licensed textbooks -- has opened applications for its second round of institutional partnerships.

Using open education isn't just a 'nice to have' when students are starving (opinion)

Replying to a recent blog post, Jonathan Poritz argues that lowering students' costs by using open educational resources isn't just a nicety in an era when many students are hungry and textbook "quality" is exaggerated.

To encourage faculty adoption of OER, share the savings with departments and libraries (opinion)

To drive professors’ embrace of open educational resources, college leaders should offer incentives -- a share of the financial savings -- to academic departments, teaching centers and libraries, Chuck Staben suggests.

College in hot water over inclusive-access programs and student choice

A college is accused of making it nearly impossible for students to opt out of a program that automatically bills them for textbooks -- a potential breach of government regulations.

OER adoptions, awareness continue to grow, but many faculty members still hold out

The number of instructors aware of and using OER continues to grow -- but many remain out of the loop. Will the market continue to shift?

North Dakota audit reports significant cost savings after OER initiative

North Dakota students saved more than $1 million on textbooks after the state invested just $110,000 to help instructors use open educational resources. Audit identifies successes and ongoing challenges.

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