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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