Understanding
the impact of
open educational
resources
Filtering data according to sector,
hypothesis & polarity

Framework for comparing disparate
evidence types

Effective evi...
11 HYPOTHESES:

OER improve student performance
and satisfaction
Open licensing is important in
educational reuse
11 HYPOTHESES:

OER widen participation in
education
OER can help at-risk learners
to finish their studies
11 HYPOTHESES:

OER use leads educators to reflect
on their practice
OER adoption brings financial
benefits for
students/i...
11 HYPOTHESES:

Informal learners select OER
in a variety of ways
Informal learners develop their
own forms of study suppo...
11 HYPOTHESES:

OER support informal learners
in moving to formal study
OER use encourages institutions
to change their po...
11 HYPOTHESES:

Informal assessments
motivate learners using OER
Creating a network of
research through
collaboration
Designing a new evidence model
Metadata
specification

Mapping
locations

Encouraging
contribution

UI /
Accessibility

Diverse,
fragmentary
evidence

Fi...
Title

• Text

Copy

• Text / HTML
• Supports embedding of multimedia content

Hypothesis
Polarity
Location
Sector

Citati...
YouTube
Interview
Case
Study

Institute
Metrics
Academic
Papers
Case
Study

Anecdotes

Survey
Data

Evidence FLOW
Sample Entries
Flexible
Granular
Support comments, sharing
Citations field
Visualizing the Data
Sankey Diagrams track the flow of evidence
Global Evidence Map
Detailed map view
Explore Projects
Summaries of evidence gathered for each hypothesis
http://oerresearchhub.org
http://chaos.open.ac.uk
OER Research Hub overview
OER Research Hub overview
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OER Research Hub overview

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An overview of the OER Research Hub and Impact Map

OER Research Hub overview

  1. 1. Understanding the impact of open educational resources
  2. 2. Filtering data according to sector, hypothesis & polarity Framework for comparing disparate evidence types Effective evidencebased decisionmaking and advocacy Collaborative research, analysis & dissemination Openness in action: openly licensed research instruments, data
  3. 3. 11 HYPOTHESES: OER improve student performance and satisfaction Open licensing is important in educational reuse
  4. 4. 11 HYPOTHESES: OER widen participation in education OER can help at-risk learners to finish their studies
  5. 5. 11 HYPOTHESES: OER use leads educators to reflect on their practice OER adoption brings financial benefits for students/institutions
  6. 6. 11 HYPOTHESES: Informal learners select OER in a variety of ways Informal learners develop their own forms of study support
  7. 7. 11 HYPOTHESES: OER support informal learners in moving to formal study OER use encourages institutions to change their policies
  8. 8. 11 HYPOTHESES: Informal assessments motivate learners using OER
  9. 9. Creating a network of research through collaboration
  10. 10. Designing a new evidence model
  11. 11. Metadata specification Mapping locations Encouraging contribution UI / Accessibility Diverse, fragmentary evidence Filtering / navigation Polarity (+ve/-ve) Design K.I.S.S.
  12. 12. Title • Text Copy • Text / HTML • Supports embedding of multimedia content Hypothesis Polarity Location Sector Citation • Association of evidence with hypothesis • Evidence is either +ve/-ve in relation to a hypothesis • Geotagging / GPS • School (K12) / College / HE / Informal • Academic citation • Hyperlink / URL
  13. 13. YouTube Interview Case Study Institute Metrics Academic Papers Case Study Anecdotes Survey Data Evidence FLOW
  14. 14. Sample Entries
  15. 15. Flexible Granular Support comments, sharing Citations field
  16. 16. Visualizing the Data
  17. 17. Sankey Diagrams track the flow of evidence
  18. 18. Global Evidence Map
  19. 19. Detailed map view
  20. 20. Explore Projects
  21. 21. Summaries of evidence gathered for each hypothesis
  22. 22. http://oerresearchhub.org http://chaos.open.ac.uk
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