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The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning

Jun 16, 2017 Volume 18, Number 4


Rory McGreal; Dianne Conrad

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Number of articles: 17

  1. The Impact of Enrollment in an OER Course on Student Learning Outcomes

    Kim Grewe & William Davis, Northern Virginia Community College

    Open Educational Resources (OER) are gaining acceptance as legitimate and effective teaching materials in higher education, particularly in 2-year institutions. Despite the steady growth in the... More

  2. Evaluating NTU’s OpenCourseWare Project with Google Analytics: User Characteristics, Course Preferences, and Usage Patterns

    Feng-Ru Sheu, Kent State University; Meilun Shih, National Taiwan University

    As freely adoptable digital resources, OpenCourseWare (OCW) have become a prominent form of Open Educational Resources (OER). More than 275 institutions in the worldwide OCW consortium have... More

  3. Tracking the Money for Open Educational Resources in South African basic Education: What We Don’t Know

    Sarah Goodier

    Limited research has been done to date on the extent of public funding of Open Educational Resources (OER) within basic education (K-12 equivalent) in South Africa. As claims have been made about... More

  4. The Adoption of an Open Textbook in a Large Physics Course: An Analysis of Cost, Outcomes, Use, and Perceptions

    Christina Hendricks, Stefan Reinsberg & Georg Rieger, University of British Columbia

    Assigning open textbooks in college and university courses can help students save money on increasingly expensive commercial textbooks, and recent research shows that this savings can often be... More

  5. A Preliminary Exploration of the Relationships Between Student-Created OER, Sustainability, and Students' Success

    David Wiley, Lumen Learning; Ashley Webb, Sarah Weston & DeLaina Tonks, Mountain Heights Academy

    This article explores the relationship between open educational resources (OER) created by students for use by other students, the long-term sustainability of the movement toward OER, and the... More

  6. Investigating the Perceptions, Use, and Impact of Open Textbooks: A survey of Post-Secondary Students in British Columbia

    Rajiv Jhangiani, Kwantlen Polytechnic University; Surita Jhangiani, Justice Institute of British Columbia

    Unrelenting increases in the price of college textbooks have prompted the development and adoption of open textbooks, educational resources that are openly licensed and available to students free... More

  7. Higher Education Faculty Perceptions of Open Textbook Adoption

    Eulho Jung, Christine Bauer & Allan Heaps, Boise State University

    The high cost of tuition and textbooks can have a negative impact on potential students from lower socioeconomic backgrounds. Open Educational Resources (OER) offers students a way to save... More

  8. Rating the Quality of Open Textbooks: How Reviewer and Text Characteristics Predict Ratings

    Lane Fischer, Brigham Young Unversity; David Ernst, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities; Stacie Mason, Brigham Young University

    Using data collected from peer reviews for Open Textbook Library titles, this paper explores questions about rating the quality of open textbooks. The five research questions addressed the... More

  9. Student Perceptions of College Faculty Who Use OER

    Gabrielle Vojtech, University of California, Irvine.; Judy Grissett, Georgia Southwestern State University

    Research indicates that students find open educational resources (OER) favorable, but there is no research regarding students\u2019 perceptions of faculty who use open textbooks. In the present... More

  10. What Impacts do OER Have on Students? Students Share Their Experiences with a Health Psychology OER at New York City College of Technology

    Cailean Cooney, New York City College of Technology, CUNY

    This article reports findings from a study conducted with students in three sections of a Health Psychology course that replaced a traditional textbook with open educational resources (OER) as the ... More

  11. Incentivizing the Production and Use of Open Educational Resources in Higher Education Institutions

    David Annand, Athabasca University - Canada's Open University; Tilly Jensen, Athabasca University

    Substituting open educational resources (OER) for commercially-produced textbooks results in demonstrable cost savings for students in most higher education institutions. Yet OER are still not... More

  12. Exploring Open Educational Resources for College Algebra

    Marcela Chiorescu, Georgia College & State University

    It is estimated that the average student spends around 1200 USD on books and supplies every school year; thus, textbook affordability has become more and more of a challenge for students. Replacing... More

  13. Cultivating Textbook Alternatives From the Ground Up: One Public University’s Sustainable Model for Open and Alternative Educational Resource Proliferation

    Jonathan Lashley, Clemson University; Rebel Cummings-Sauls, Andrew Bennett & Brian Lindshield, Kansas State University

    This note from the field reviews the sustainability of an institution-wide program for adopting and adapting open and alternative educational resources (OAER) at Kansas State University (K-State). ... More

  14. How Korean Language Arts Teachers Adopt and Adapt Open Educational Resources: A Study of Teachers’ and Students’ Perspectives

    SuBeom Kwak, The Ohio State University, Columbus

    Since 2005, open educational resources (OER) have played a key role in K-12 education in South Korea; so far, however, there has been little discussion about OER efficacy in South Korean K-12... More

  15. Empirical Outcomes of Openness

    John Hilton, BYU

  16. Open Educational Resources and Student Course Outcomes: A Multilevel Analysis

    Jessie Winitzky-Stephens & Jason Pickavance, Salt Lake Community College

    Salt Lake Community College (SLCC) is Utah\u2019s largest open enrollment college, and as an institution, is concerned about the expense associated with attaining a degree. All students face... More

  17. Khan Academy as Supplemental Instruction: A Controlled Study of a Computer-Based Mathematics Intervention

    Daniel Kelly & Teomara Rutherford, NC State University

    Khan Academy is a large and popular open educational resource (OER) with little empirical study into its impact on student achievement in mathematics when used in schools. In this study, we... More