Issues of definition, copyright, and ease of use are stalling widespread adoption.

OER-facultyFaculty across institutions aren't using Open Educational Resources (OER)—and the few who are often don’t know they're using them, says an industry report. And the main reasons why faculty won't use OER has to with concerns about definition and copyright understanding.

This data comes from a Babson Survey Research report that aimed to determine whether or not faculty (who chief academic officers, and faculty themselves, say are the main adopters of classroom materials) are using OER.

After surveying a national...

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