Today's Context Demands Use of OER
This article highlights the growing student debt in the United States ($1.5 trillion, according to the author) and uses this statistic to tout the use of OERs. In a recent blog post on Digital Tweed, Kenneth (Casey) Green stated that "reducing the cost of course materials, specifically textbooks, is a good thing." Green also stipulates that access to course materials on day one slightly impacts academic performance. Finally, Green acknowledges that while OERs are free, they do require "constant vigilance and upkeep."