Increasing Student Engagement with Advanced OER Courseware
Technology can drive better student engagement. However, the introduction of technology often increases costs and may complicate the learning experience. Open Educational Resources (OER) help lower costs, but they fall short because faculty must do the heavy lifting to find and prepare resources.
BNED launched its Courseware platform in the fall of 2016 at Penn State University, Cuyahoga Community College, and West Liberty University with the goal of increasing adoptions of OER and improving student outcomes. This report highlights the findings from this pilot and details how OER Courseware can help improve student outcomes.