28 septembre 2017

Student Perceptions of College Faculty Who Use OER

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningResearch indicates that students find open educational resources (OER) favorable, but there is no research regarding students’ perceptions of faculty who use open textbooks. In the present study we examined this topic experimentally with two undergraduate psychology courses at a small public university. More...

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

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningThis 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 primary course material. The purpose of the study was to learn how OER impacted students. Data were collected in Fall 2015 with students from New York City College of Technology (City Tech), of the City University of New York (CUNY), a comprehensive college located in Brooklyn. More...

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

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningUsing 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 relationship between textbook and reviewer characteristics and ratings. Although reviewers gave textbooks high ratings generally, reviewers identified differences in quality according to criteria and discipline. More...

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Higher Education Faculty Perceptions of Open Textbook Adoption

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningThe 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 educational costs while utilizing high-quality open textbooks. Up until now, there have been few studies focused on a specific provider of open textbooks. This study investigates open textbooks provided by OpenStax. More...

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

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningAs 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 committed to creating free access open course materials. Despite the resources and efforts to create OCW worldwide, little understanding of its use exists. More...

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

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningAssigning 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 achieved with little to no sacrifice in textbook quality or student learning outcomes. More...

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

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningKhan 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 examined the use of Khan Academy as a mathematics intervention among seventh grade students over a 4-week period versus a control group. More...

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

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningThis 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 success of students who use OER created by other students as part of their core curricular materials. We begin by providing definitions and a broader context for thinking about the possibility of student-created OER. More...

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Open Educational Resources and Student Course Outcomes: A Multilevel Analysis

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningSalt Lake Community College (SLCC) is Utah’s largest open enrollment college, and as an institution, is concerned about the expense associated with attaining a degree. All students face challenges in paying for their education, but SLCC students tend to have fewer resources to dedicate to school than students at other institutions in the state. More...

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

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningA desk review and document analysis of official information sources on South African basic education was conducted to develop a conceptual understanding of funding allocations the South African government uses for educational resources. More...

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