Open education is changing the way students, faculty and the world view higher education. After all, it has immense potential to help people of all ages and experience levels meet their individual learning goals.

What's more, the use of open educational resources (OER) could triple in the next five years, according to some predictions. One of the driving forces behind the jump? Students who skip or defer classes due to the price of required textbooks or learning resources.

During the week of March 27, The Open Education Consortium is hosting Open Education Week in an effort...

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