Lansing Community College strongly supports the use of OER in the classroom. The reasons for this are many, but key reasons are:
1. OER costs students nothing, and so by using OER, we are able to be more inclusive by acknowledging the socioeconomic diversity of our students. We save lots of money for students.
2. At LCC, we have a hugely talented faculty group, and faculty especially have stepped forward in the last several years to create top-notch textbooks and other learning materials.
3. Overall, because of the accessibility of OER, we find that the use of OER positively impacts student retention and completion.
4. Supporting our faculty and employees in their creation of OER facilitates academic freedom, professionalization, and collegiality.
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