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Mainstreaming Open Textbooks: Educator Perspectives on the Impact of OpenStax College open textbooks
The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning Vol. 16, No. 4 (Nov 02, 2015)
This paper presents the results of collaborative research between OpenStax College, who have published 16 open textbooks to date, and the OER Research Hub, a Hewlett funded open research project examining the impact of open educational resources ...
Who Are the Open Learners? A Comparative Study Profiling Non-Formal Users of Open Educational Resources
European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning Vol. 18, No. 2 pp. 50–74
Open educational resources (OER) have been identified as having the potential to extend opportunities for learning to non-formal learners. However, little research has been conducted into the impact of OER on non-formal learners. This paper presents ...
Assessing OER Impact across Organisations and Learners: Experiences from the Bridge to Success Project
Journal of Interactive Media in Education Vol. 2013, No. 1 (2013)
Open courses have received a lot of attention in the last two years; however, the question of whether they serve learners has yet to be determined. This paper explores the challenges and potential in assessing the impact of open educational...
Robert Farrow; Rebecca Pitt; Beatriz Arcos de los; Leigh‐Anne Perryman; Martin Weller; Patrick McAndrew
British Journal of Educational Technology Vol. 46, No. 5 (Sep 01, 2015) pp. 972–976
The true power of comparative research around the impact and use of open educational resources is only just being realised, largely through the work done by the Hewlett-funded OER Research Hub, based at The Open University (UK). Since late 2012, the ...
Journal of Online Learning Research Vol. 2, No. 1 (Mar 31, 2016) pp. 23–40
It has been suggested that open educational resources (OER) can lower cost and lead to greater flexibility, however while there has been significant investment in opening up content there have been few studies looking at how these resources are...