A student perspective: Saving money, feeling engaged
JoAnne Eller is a student at Tacoma Community College. Textbook costs had been shocking to her and budgeting for texts hadn’t been something she considered. OER has allowed her to put more money toward her general education. JoAnne also feels that a variety of OER content allows for a wider range of perspectives free from the politics of big publishing companies. Her participation in learning and contributing to OER has been empowering. She was able to engage with learning on a whole new level.