Course Materials Adoption: A Faculty Survey and Outlook for the OER Landscape

Choice White Paper no. 3

This white paper provides an overview of the development and growth of Open Educational Resources (OER) in American higher education, followed by an analysis of the approximately 1,400 responses to a survey on course materials adoption that Choice deployed to faculty and instructors across the United States. It examines faculty behavior for discovering, evaluating, and selecting instructional material, and adds new insights on barriers specific to discovery resources and faculty adoption of OER.

Authored by Steven Bell of Temple University.