SRI Education & Achieving the Dream. April 2022
The report concluded that the adoption of OER gave both teachers and students far more freedom in what they learned and how they learned, and it made students feel more in control of their education, safer in their classroom environments and more culturally connected to the material.
What needs marked improvement, said Karen Stout, president and CEO of Achieving the Dream, is institutional awareness, understanding and support for OER.
In some educational settings, the cost of textbooks approaches or even exceeds the cost of tuition. Given limited resources, it is important to better understand the impacts of free open educational resources (OER) on student outcomes.
Fischer, L., Hilton, J., Robinson, T.J. et al. A multi-institutional study of the impact of open textbook adoption on the learning outcomes of post-secondary students. J Comput High Educ 27, 159–172 (2015). https://doi.org/10.1007/s12528-015-9101-x
Riley, Elizabeth, and Jeffrey K. Carmack. "Adopting Open Educational Resources in a Nursing Informatics Course: An Evaluation of Student Performance and Course Satisfaction." Nurse Educator, vol. 45, no. 6, 2020, pp. 336-338.
Todorinova, Lily, and Zara T. Wilkinson. "Incentivizing Faculty for Open Educational Resources (OER) Adoption and Open Textbook Authoring." The Journal of Academic Librarianship, vol. 46, no. 6, 2020, pp. 102220-102220.
This article synthesizes the results of 16 studies that examine either (1) the influence of OER on student learning outcomes in higher education settings or (2) the perceptions of college students and instructors of OER.
Taking into account library articles, web links, videos, simulations and more, many courses are already using a number of open education resources - and the move to full OER doesn't necessarily mean a total revamp, according to research out of Excelsior College.
Open Praxis is a peer-reviewed open access scholarly journal focusing on research and innovation in open, distance and flexible education. It is published by the International Council for Open and Distance Education - ICDE
Interactive Open Educational Resources: : A Guide to Finding, Choosing, and Using What's Out There to Transform College Teaching by John D. ShankA Choice Outstanding Academic Title for 2014! Sponsored by the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), this one-of-a-kind book demonstrates the best tools, resources, and techniques for discovering, selecting, and integrating interactive open educational resources (OERs) into the teaching and learning process. The author examines many of the best repositories and digital library websites for finding high quality materials, explaining in depth the best practices for effectively searching these repositories and the various methods for evaluating, selecting, and integrating the resources into the instructor's curriculum and course assignments, as well as the institution's learning management system.
Call Number: ZA4228. S53 2014 - physical copy and ebook available