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Open Educational Resources (OER)

Designed for educators at the University of Missouri, this guide covers ways to find and create Open Educational Resources. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) 4.0 International License.

Consumer Price Index: All Items vs. Educational Books and Supplies, 1967-2020

How MU Students Cope with High Textbook Prices

In Spring 2017, the University of Missouri's OER Interest Group conducted two surveys: one to determine how much students were spending on course materials and another to determine OER awareness and use among faculty.

This report contains key takeaways from the faculty and student surveys, comparisons to OER-related national averages, and recommendations for increasing OER use at the University of Missouri.

A Student's Frank Perspective on College Textbooks Today

Did You Know?

Based on the institutional budgets for students reported in the College Board’s Annual Survey of Colleges, in-state, on-campus undergraduates at public, four-year institutions spent an average of $1,240 on educational books and supplies in the 2019-20 academic year.

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