Therese Bird provides a summary of some of the benefits that have been reported for using OER with students. The linked article by CK-12 Foundation gives a couple of examples of OER Impact in the USA, What caught my eye was the anecdote about a media project at The University of Leicester (UK). When students were told that images were available CC-BY they “breathed an audible sigh of relief”. OER may well thus be improving their learning experience – but it is also interesting that they knew enough about use permissions and open licensing to understand what this meant for their own productivity.