eCampusOntario launches new tool to calculate savings from online educational resources

July 11, 2019

eCampusOntario Open Library has released a new tool that measures student savings from open educational resources (OER) usage. The tool, known as Impact, recently calculated that students have saved some $4.5M in "mandatory textbook fees" from Ontario instructors who use OER to replace at least one of their assigned resources. Campus Technology reports that this total represents almost 100 educators teaching 41,150 learners attending 626 course sections in 34 institutions. The Open Library is a hub for OER in Ontario, currently providing instructors and students with access to 300 free and openly licensed educational resources. Campus Technology (ON)