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The Tidewater Z-Degree and the INTRO Model for sustaining OER adoption
Journal Article
Special Issue: Models of Open Education in Higher Education
Education Policy Analysis Archives
Alternate Title EPAA/AAPE
Volume 24, Issue 41, Pages 1-15, Start page 1
Published March 2016

ABSTRACT
A growing body of research confirms the financial and academic benefits that accrue to students whose faculty adopt open educational resources, or OER. While there are no content licensing costs associated with using OER, there are several real costs that must be incurred by an institution that chooses to support its faculty in adopting OER. The Z-Degree initiative at Tidewater Community College utilizes only OER for the 21 courses, providing a pathway for students to earn an associate of science degree in business administration without ever buying a textbook. The authors introduce and illustrate the INTRO (INcreased Tuition Revenue through OER) model for sustaining the provision of OER adoption services. The adoption of OER as part of the Z-Degree decreases drop rates among Tidewater students, allowing the institution to retain tuition revenue it would otherwise have refunded. This retained revenue provides a renewable source of funds to sustainably support the adoption of OER.

El Z-Degree de Tidewater y el modelo INTRO para la gestión sostenible en la adopción de REA Resumen: Un creciente cuerpo de investigaciones reafirman los beneficios económicos y académicos que reportan sobre los estudiantes universitarios el uso de recursos educativos abiertos (REA) por parte de sus docentes. Sin embargo, las instituciones que deciden apoyan a sus docentes en el uso de REA tienen que asumir una gran cantidad de costes reales, a pesar de no contar con costes asociados a las licencias de contenido. La iniciativa Z-Degree llevada a cabo por la Tidewater Community College utiliza solo REA en 21 asignaturas del Diploma de Asociado en Ciencias de Administración de Empresas, proporcionando una vía para que los estudiantes puedan obtener el título universitario sin tener que comprar un solo libro de texto. Los autores presentan e ilustran el modelo Aumento de los Ingresos por Matrículas a través de REA (INTRO, por sus siglas en inglés) para sostener la prestación de servicios que supone la adopción de los REA. La adopción de los REA como parte de la Z-Degree disminuye las tasas de abandono entre los estudiantes Tidewater, lo que permite a la institución mantener los ingresos por las matrículas. Esta retención de ingresos proporciona una fuente renovable de fondos para apoyar de forma sostenible la adopción de los REA

O Z-Degree de Tidewater e o modelo INTRO para a Adoção Sustentável dos REA Resumo: Um crescente corpo de pesquisa confirma os benefícios financeiros e acadêmicos que para os alunos cujos professores adotam recursos educacionais abertos, ou REA. Ainda que não há nemhum custo de licença de conteúdo associado com usar REA, sim há custos reais que devem ser incorridos por uma institucao que decide apoiar sua faculdade na adoção dos REA. A iniciativa de Z-Degree, em Tidewater College utiliza apenas REA para os vinte-uns cursos porem provendo um caminho para que os alunos ganham uma diploma de Associate’s de ciencia em administração de empresas sem nunca compra um livro. Os autores apresentam e ilustram o INTRO (Increased Tuition Revenue atraves de REA) modelo para sustentar a prestação de serviços para a adoção dos REA. A adoção de REA como parte do Z-Degree diminui taxas de abandono entre os alunos de Tidewater, permitindo que a instituição retenha a receita de matrícula que em outra situação teria devolvido. Este receita retida fornece uma fonte renovável de fundos para apoiar de forma sustentável a adopção de REA.


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