OpenNow

Affordable OER courses to increase retention and success rates for every learner you serve

OpenNow

The Future of OER is NOW.

Integrating OER is a complex task and many instructors don’t know where to start. In fact, 48% of faculty surveyed said OER was very hard to find, and 45% said they couldn’t find quality OER resources for their subject area.

Enter OpenNow from Cengage. Designed to help higher education institutions and instructors easily access and use OER, OpenNow delivers curriculum-aligned OER content on an intuitive, outcomes-based platform.

With courses starting at just $25 per student per course, OpenNow offers access to high-quality materials at an affordable price.

What is OpenNow?

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The OpenNow Course Experience

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Quality OER

  • High-quality, 100% OER narrative and assessment content from Cengage, OpenStax and other third-party sources.
  • CC-BY-licensed (5Rs), so instructors and institutions can adapt and reuse all narrative and assessment content as needed.

  • Compliant with WCAG 2.0AA standards and universally designed to work on all devices.

  • Curated, designed and maintained by the Cengage Curriculum Services team.

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Consistent Design

  • Outcomes-based design provides personalized learning, remediation and mastery.
  • 3 types of consistent assessment use 1,200+ written or curated questions per course; diagnostic to determine learning path, concept checks with remediation in every lesson and end-of-module quizzes.
  • Data-driven Performance Dashboards enable instructors to easily view their OpenNow class by learner to see activity, grades, progress and areas at risk. They can also view their class by competency to see where the class—as a whole—needs more help.

  • Instructor resources, such as: Final Exam, PowerPoint Slides and Instructor's Manual are included with every OpenNow course.

Improved Student Engagement

  • Dynamic learning environment enhances student engagement with over 65 videos integrated into each OpenNow course.
  • Individual and group chat allow students to easily connect with their OpenNow instructor and classmates.

  • Badges and shareable ePortfolio tools empower students to showcase course achievements.

  • Modern, mobile-friendly platform enables OpenNow students to access course materials on the go, across a variety of devices.

Still Need More?

Our team can also personalize any OpenNow course to meet your specific needs. These highly collaborative, optional design services allow you to create a customized solution that can scale to your institution as needed.

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Available Courses:

  • College Algebra
  • General Chemistry
  • Macroeconomics
  • Microeconomics

 

  • Intro to Biology
  • Intro to Psychology
  • US History
  • American Government

 

  • Intro to Sociology
  • College Success
  • Composition
  • Developmental English

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The True Value of OER

Dr. Jon Mott, Chief Learning Officer of Learning Objects

OER can help institutions curate and maintain quality content at affordable rates. But make no mistake, there are other costs of adoption to consider. Hidden expenses in curriculum development, assessments, record attributions, technology upkeep and compliance may require up to 200 hours per course. 

In a recent webinar, Dr. Jon Mott, Chief Learning Officer of Learning Objects, breaks down the true value of OER, as well as the most important elements to consider when evaluating OER solutions.

The OER Moment

The OER Moment

1 in 5 college students has skipped or deferred a class due to cost of course materials. Luckily, the world of OER is propelling affordable options for institutions and subsequently their students. However, learners and instructors alike want more than PDF content; they want a blended, personalized experience.

In partnership with Inside Higher Ed, this publication explores how institutions are going beyond OER, while still achieving affordability. With the right combination of open resources, technology and learning design expertise, the OER Moment is NOW.

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The Advantages of OER

As Chief Innovation Officer at UT-Austin, Phil Long is a widely respected leader in innovative technologies and techniques in education and learning.

Hear why he thinks Open Educational Resources have unique advantages for students and instructors alike.

OER: Making Education Affordable