You are here:

Open Textbooks and Increased Student Access and Outcomes
ARTICLE

, , , , ,

European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning Volume 2, ISSN 1027-5207

Abstract

This study reports findings from a year-long pilot study during which 991 students in 9 core courses in the Virginia State University School of Business replaced traditional textbooks with openly licensed books and other digital content. The university made a deliberate decision to use open textbooks that were copyrighted under the Creative Commons license. This decision was based on the accessibility and flexibility in the delivery of course content provided by open textbooks. More students accessed digital open textbooks than had previously purchased hard copies of textbooks. Higher grades were correlated with courses that used open textbooks. (Contains 5 tables and 3 figures.)

Citation

Feldstein, A., Martin, M., Hudson, A., Warren, K., Hilton, J. & Wiley, D. (2010). Open Textbooks and Increased Student Access and Outcomes. European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2,. Retrieved December 18, 2018 from .

This record was imported from ERIC on July 1, 2013. [Original Record]

ERIC is sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education.

Copyright for this record is held by the content creator. For more details see ERIC's copyright policy.

Keywords

View References & Citations Map

Cited By

  1. Open Education Resources: Educators, Students, Perceptions and Change

    Christine Sabieh, Notre Dame University, Lebanon

    EdMedia + Innovate Learning 2018 (Jun 25, 2018) pp. 1654–1662

These links are based on references which have been extracted automatically and may have some errors. If you see a mistake, please contact info@learntechlib.org.