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Open Educational Resources

This site is designed to introduce OER initiatives, explain creative commons licensing and OER, and to help you get started searching for Open Educational Resources for teaching and learning.

Economic impact

[2017] Assessing the Savings from Open Educational Resources on Student Academic Goals by Tarah K. Ikahihifo, Kristian J. Spring , Jane Rosecrans, and Josh Watson, Published in "International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning".

[2017] Saving Students Money by Jean Dimeo, Inside Higher Education.

[2017] The Adoption of an Open Textbook in a Large Physics Course: An Analysis of Cost, Outcomes, Use, and Perceptions by Christina Hendricks, Stefan A. Reinsberg, and Georg Rieger, Published in "International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning".

[2016] Open Educational Resources: Policy, Costs, and Transformation, by UNESCO and Commonwealth of Learning. 

Learning outcome

 

[2018] The infrastructure of Openness: Results from a Multiple-Institutional Survey on OER Platforms by Rob Nyland, Published in "The International Journal of Open Educational Resources". 

[2018] OER courses can boost engagement, new study says, by "eCampus News Technology News and Innovation in Higher Education". 

[2018] The Impact of Open Educational Resources on Various Student Success Metrics by Nicholas B. C. Edward Watson and Hyojin Park Ewha, Published in "International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education".

[2017] Measures of student success with textbook transformations: the Affordable Learning Georgia Initiative, by Emily Croteau, Published in "Open Praxis". 

 

[2016] Open educational resources and college textbook choices: a review of research on efficacy and perceptions by John Hilton, Published in "Springer".

[2015] A multi-institutional study of the impact of open textbook adoption on the learning outcomes of post-secondary students, by Lane Ficher, John Hilton, and Jared Robinson and Davis A. Wiley, Published in "Springer". 

 

[2015] The Effects of Open Educational Resource Adoption on Measures of Post-Secondary Student Success, by Thomas Jared Robinson, Published in "ProQuest".

[2014] A Study on Open Educational Resources and Their Potential for Use at Texas Colleges and Universities, 2014 by Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, by "Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board". 

Discoverability

 

[2017] The RISE Framework: Using Learning Analytics to Automatically Identify Open Educational Resources for Continuous Improvement, by Robert Bodily, Rob Nyland and Davis Wiley, Published in "International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning".

[2016] Opening the Textbook: Educational Resources in U.S. Higher Education, by Elaine Allen and Jeff Seaman, Published in "Opening the Textbook: Educational Resources in U.S. Higher Education, 2015-16"

[2015] Cross-border Content: Investigation into Sharing Curricula across Borders and its Opportunities for Open Education Resources, by Giles Pepler, Sara Frank Bristow, Paul Bacsich Nick Jeans and Riina Vuorikari, Published in "European Commission".

 

[2015] Open Educational Resources A CATALYST FOR INNOVATION, by Dominic Orr, Michele Rimini and Dirk Van Damme, Published in "Centre for Educational Research and Innovation".

 

Student Perception about OER

 

[2018] As Good or Better than Commercial Textbooks: Students’ Perceptions and Outcomes from Using Open Digital and Open Print Textbooks, by Rajiv S. Jhangiani, Farhad N. Dastur, Richard Le Grand and Kurt Penner, Published in "The Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning'. 

[2017] Investigating the Perceptions, Use, and Impact of Open Textbooks: A survey of Post-Secondary Students in British Columbia, by Rajiv Jhaniani and Surita Jhangiani, Published in "International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning".

 

[2013] Online and Campus College Students Like Using an Open Educational Resource Instead of a Traditional Textbook, Brian L. Linshield, and Koushik Adhikari, Published in "Journal of Online Learning and Teaching".

 

[2013] An OER COUP: College Teacher and Student Perceptions of Open Educational Resources, by John Hilton III and TJ Bliss, Published in " BYU ScholarsArchive".

 

Faculties perceptions about OER

 

[2017] Higher Education Faculty Perceptions of Open Textbook Adoption, 2017, by Eulho Jung, Christine Bauer and Allan Heaps, Published in "International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning".

[2015] Mainstreaming Open Textbooks: Educator Perspectives on the Impact of OpenStax College Open Textbooks, by Rebecca Pitt, Published in "International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning".

 

[2013] Sharing teaching and learning resources: perceptions of University's Faculty members university’s faculty members by Stephen Maloney, Alan Moss, Jennifer Keating, George Kotsanas and Prue Morgan, Published by "John Wiley and son Ltd. Medical Education". 

 

Factors Influencing the Adoption of OER

 

[2017] Factors Influencing Faculty Innovation and Adoption of Open Educational Resources in the United States Higher Education, by Dr. Virginia Coleman-Prisco, Published in "International Journal of Education and Human Developments". 

[2016] Incentives and barriers to OER adoption: A Qualitative Analysis of Faculty perceptions, by Olga Maria Belikov and Robert Bodily, Published in "Open Praxis". 

[2015] Removing the Barriers to Adoption of Social OER Environments, by Henri Pirkkalainen , Jussi P.P. Jokinen1 , Jan M. Pawlowski , and Thomas Richter, Published in "Springer".