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Professors submit applications that specify the course they want to redevelop, how they could use low or no-cost materials, their goals and the impact the grant would have for their students. Then, a diverse group of faculty and staff members review the applications and select the recipients.
A “Wired Magazine” article explores the technicalities and business models for texbooks, including OER
the latest Campus Computing Survey, one of the largest annual surveys of college technology leaders in the U.S.
Those same tech leaders, however, said that not all faculty are sold on the approach. Only 38 percent agreed or strongly agreed that “faculty at my campus believe that the quality of OER course materials is about the same as comparable commercial products.”