International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningOpen Educational Resources have been used in classrooms for more than a decade, and yet the research surrounding OER is still in its infancy. This special issue contains 16 empirical studies that address different aspects of the implementation of OER centered on the COUP framework. Bliss, Robinson, Hilton, and Wiley (2013) provide the COUP framework as a model for studying the impact of Open Educational Resources (OER). COUP stands for:

Cost - What are the financial impacts for students and other stakeholders of OER adoption?
Outcomes - How does OER influence student academic performance?
Usage - In what ways do faculty members, as well as learners use OER?
Perceptions - What do faculty and students think about, and feel toward, OER. More...