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Faculty attitudes towards and experiences with OER & Open Textbooks

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by Christina Hendricks
Department of Philosophy

Jessie A. Key
Department of Chemistry

Rajiv Jhangiani
Department of Psychology

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Faculty attitudes towards and experiences with OER & Open Textbooks

  1. 1. Faculty attitudes towards and experiences with OER & Open Textbooks Jessie A. Key Department of Chemistry Christina Hendricks Department of Philosophy Rajiv Jhangiani Department of Psychology Beck Pitt OER Research Hub
  2. 2. • The rationale • The research team • The timeline • 78 participants representing 17 institutions • Detailed report to be released later this summer Background
  3. 3. Sample characteristics
  4. 4. Use, creation and sharing of OER
  5. 5. Use of OER - Overview 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% Used OER Adapted OER Created OER Published OER with open license Not used or created OER
  6. 6. Use, adaptation, creation correlations 0.39 Used OER Created OER Adapted OER 0.45 0.43 N = 118 All correlations significant at p<.001
  7. 7. Use, Adaption, Creation 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 1-3 years 4-6 years 7-10 years over 10 Used Adapted Created BY YEARS OF TEACHING EXPERIENCE
  8. 8. Use, Adaption, Creation 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% Rsrch Inst. SPTU Comm. Col. Used Adapted Created BY TYPE OF INSTITUTION
  9. 9. Purposes of using OER - Overview 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% Ideas and inspiration Supplement coursework Prepare for teaching Learning resources Assets within a lesson Optional self-study Broaden tchg methods Engage students
  10. 10. Purposes of using OER BY YEARS OF TEACHING EXPERIENCE 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 1-3 years 4-6 years 7-10 years over 10 Ideas & inspiration Supplement coursework Prepare for teaching E-learning materials Broaden teaching methods
  11. 11. Purposes of using OER BY TYPE OF INSTITUTION 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% RI SPTU CC Ideas & inspiration Supplement coursework Prepare for teaching Optional self-study for learners
  12. 12. Sharing of materials publicly - Overview 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% Not publicly but w/colleagues Only w/students Publicly, w/open license Publicly, no license
  13. 13. Sharing of teaching materials publicly BY YEARS OF TEACHING EXPERIENCE 0% 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% 30% 35% 40% 45% 50% 1-3 years 4-6 years 7-10 years over 10 Not publicly but w/colleagues Only w/students Publicly w/open license Publicly, no license
  14. 14. Sharing of teaching materials 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% RI SPTU CC Not publicly but w/colleagues Only with students Publicly w/open license Publicly, no license BY TYPE OF INSTITUTION
  15. 15. Challenges and Enabling Factors
  16. 16. Challenges Faced - Overview 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% Finding relevant OER Finding OER Low quality No time to look No time to try Not up-to-date Irrelevant to context Permissions confusion Unsupportive colleagues Unsupportive institution
  17. 17. Challenges – Finding Relevant OER 33% 61% 73% DIFFICULTY FINDING SUITABLE OER Research Institutions SPTU Comm. Coll. Comm. Coll. RI SPTU
  18. 18. Challenges – Finding High Quality OER 25% 57% 73% DIFFICULTY FINDING HIGH QUALITY OER Research Institutions SPTU Comm. Coll. Comm. Coll. RI SPTU
  19. 19. Perceived Quality of OER 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% Significantly worse Slightly worse Comparable Slightly better Significantly better • Those who have adopted OER rate the quality of OER as significantly higher: F(1, 35) = 7.88, p = .008, 𝑛 𝑝 2 = 0.18
  20. 20. Enabling Factors 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% Relevant to needs Reputable producer Easy to download CC license Adaptation permitted Learning objectives listed Personal recommendation Recently updated Interactive content Successful experience
  21. 21. Enabling Factors – Reputable Source 33% 70% 64% RESOURCE CREATED BY REPUTABLE SOURCE Research Institution SPTU Comm. Coll. Comm. Coll. RI SPTU
  22. 22. Enabling Factors – Creative Commons 50% 50% 82% RESOURCE HAVING A CREATIVE COMMONS LICENCE Research Institution SPTU Comm. Coll. Comm. Coll. RI SPTU
  23. 23. An Openness to Openness? • Openness (from “Big 5” factors of personality) • Curious, reflective, creative, deep, open- minded, & unconventional • Those who are more open to experience (a major factor of personality) are more likely to have adapted OER: F(1, 63) = 4.71, p = .03, = 0.07
  24. 24. Thank you! c.hendricks@ubc.ca rajiv.jhangiani@kpu.ca Jessie.Key@viu.ca beck.pitt@open.ac.uk

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