12. Institution Type

This study involved four universities, one college, and one consortium organization housed within a university. A general consensus among the interviewees is that smaller institutions, community colleges, and pre-baccalaureate schools are more likely to benefit from membership in a consortium than a larger institution will. They may not have the time, staff, and resources necessary to establish a local OER program, which is the case for some of the institutions underneath the SUNY umbrella. Otherwise, they may have an OER program but partner with the consortium for access to software like Pressbooks.

Institution type does not dictate how successful an OER production program may be. This factor, combined with others, can be used to shape the choices that a program makes; for instance, program leaders may choose to focus more on adaptation than creation, or partner with other organizations for projects.


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