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Link for non-EMU users: article at Project Muse
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This large scale project showed that students earned more credits when a college offered many courses using OER. All students benefit, and it makes the biggest difference for Pell Grant students. The financial benefit to the College from increased credits was expected to exceed costs of the program.
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