Toward Convergence: Creating Clarity to Drive More Consistency in Understanding the Benefits and Costs of OER

A new report Toward Convergence: Creating Clarity to Drive More Consistency in Understanding the Benefits and Costs of OER is to be released April 13, 2022. The report describes six principles to help define efforts to identify savings and returns from open educational resource (OER) investments and offers two frameworks for making those calculations. Throughout the report, there are examples and artifacts of how others are approaching these determinations. Its guidance equips policymakers and other officials as well as advocates to communicate the full benefit of OER in a clear and accurate way.

Read the report >>

Register for the webinar

A webinar introducing the report will be held at 1:00 p.m. CT on April 13, 2022.

This work is a part of the National Consortium for Open Educational Resources (NCOER) which is a partnership between the regional compacts including the Midwestern Higher Education Compact (MHEC), the New England Board of Higher Education, the Southern Regional Education Board, and the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education.

Presenters

Tim Anderson

Tim Anderson

System Director of Student Success Technologies

Minnesota State

C. Edward “Eddie” Watson

Associate Vice President, Curricular and Pedagogical Innovation

American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U)

Jenny Parks

Jenny Parks

Vice President

MHEC

Katie Zaback

Consultant & Lead Author

Zaback Consulting

We hope you will join us for the release of this report and share and use and use this important work to help us create more consistency and clarity in our discussions about the benefits (and costs) of OER.

Questions?

Contact Tim Anderson.

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