Open educational resources are typically created by faculty or other content experts, and are offered free of charge for incorporation in courses or for use in other educational settings. Much is being done in development of OER materials, with the primary goal of reducing textbook costs for students. One example are “z-degrees”, wherein a student can complete an entire degree program using only free or low-cost OER materials. Central Lakes College offers a Z-Degreeand makes information on OER materials available for students and faculty.
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