Can Technology in the Classroom Replace Expensive Textbooks

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Similarly, Pearson has made some of its textbooks available for rent through Chegg. If educational institutes start adopting OERs in classrooms, students will be able to save a lot of money that would otherwise be spent on purchasing textbooks and rental subscriptions. Although rentals are a good option approved by educational institutes, OER is yet to be widely accepted by educational institutes. Increase in Textbook Prices Over the Years.

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This Edsurge article – “ OER is Growing at Religious Colleges , But Raises Unique Challenges” – strikes me as a little weird, considering the long relationship between open education (the conference, at the very least) and former BYU professor David Wiley. “ Ed Tech Cybersecurity : Suppose they gave a data breach and nobody came,” writes Phil Hill on the Chegg data breach.

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At the time, David Wiley expressed his concern that the lawsuit could jeopardize the larger OER movement, if nothing else, by associating open educational materials with piracy.