More OER Announcements Add to US Higher Ed Woes (Outsell Insights, December 4, 2015)

“Solutions like SIPX help to solve this problem [of lower student outcomes because of fewer students accessing prohibitively expensive resources] too, as does the increasing willingness of institutions to invest time and energy in compiling OER repositories, and to share courses they have created which use OER materials. The viral effect is likely to kick in as this process continues, since it reduces the barriers to using OERs: if it no longer takes more time to find OERs than it does to select a textbook, and if offering free resources has proven benefits to course completion rates, then the OER argument looks increasingly persuasive.”