Exploring Open Educational Resources for College Algebra

  • Marcela Chiorescu Georgia College & State University
Keywords: open education resources, college algebra, math, hybrid course


It is estimated that the average student spends around 1200 USD on books and supplies every school year; thus, textbook affordability has become more and more of a challenge for students. Replacing traditionally expensive learning resources with open educational resources (OER) can have a great impact in the reduction of cost for post-secondary education and student learning. With these benefits as a backdrop, this article describes a case study in which one college instructor adopted OER for College Algebra, offered as a hybrid learning model. This paper discusses this experience with adopting such materials and their impact on student success.

Author Biography

Marcela Chiorescu, Georgia College & State University

Associate Professor

Department of Mathematics

Georgia College & State University

How to Cite
Chiorescu, M. (2017). Exploring Open Educational Resources for College Algebra. The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 18(4). https://doi.org/10.19173/irrodl.v18i4.3003