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Guide for the open and affordable learning community of Florida, OPEN FL.

Starting Line

Why would an institution go open?

"From a college finance point of view, the grants have more than paid for themselves. We've found that one in five students in an OER-based course takes an extra class compared to students in non-OER sections. When students save money on books, they have more money or more time left over for another course."  "We've had two semesters of data now putting the number at between 0.61 and 0.69 credit hours per student."

Dave Braunschweig, Professor of Computer Information Systems at Harper College