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OER Research Hub:
Understanding the impact of
open educational resources
Beatriz de los Arcos @celTatis
Patrick McAndrew, ...
• Open Courseware Library
• CCCOER
• School of Open
• Bridge to Success
• Flipped classroom
• Gulf of Maine Research
Insti...
11 HYPOTHESES:
a. OER improve student performance/satisfaction
b. Open licensing is important in educational reuse
c. OER ...
OER improve student performance
and satisfaction
Open licensing is important in
educational reuse
OER improve student performance and
satisfaction: OpenLearn survey
OER improve student performance and
satisfaction: OpenLearn survey
OER improve student performance and
satisfaction: FLN & B2S
29.9 % in 2006 to 73.8 % in 2011 in
Math mastery
Succeed with ...
OER improve student performance and
satisfaction: OpenStax
June 2013:
• 120K downloads
• 17 million unique visitors
• 200 ...
Does open licensing make a difference?
FLN Survey (n=117)
• 47% K12 teachers are familiar with CC logo
• 70% K12 teachers ...
Does open licensing make a difference?
OpenLearn Survey (n=94)
• 16% educators report that open licensing is important
whe...
CC BY B. de los Arcos
Instructions to play OER-chery:
Blue School (K12)
Purple Further Education (College)
Orange Higher Education (University)
...
www.oerresearchhub.org.uk
oer-research-hub@open.ac.uk
Twitter: @OER_Hub
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OER Research Hub: Understanding the impact of open educational resources

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OER Research Hub: Understanding the impact of open educational resources

  1. 1. OER Research Hub: Understanding the impact of open educational resources Beatriz de los Arcos @celTatis Patrick McAndrew, Martin Weller, Leigh-Ann Perryman, Rob Farrow, Beck Pitt, Claire Walker & Simone Arthur http://oerresearchhub.org @OER_Hub
  2. 2. • Open Courseware Library • CCCOER • School of Open • Bridge to Success • Flipped classroom • Gulf of Maine Research Institute • Connexions/Open Learn • TESS India Higher Education Schools (K- 12) Community Colleges Informal learning
  3. 3. 11 HYPOTHESES: a. OER improve student performance/satisfaction b. Open licensing is important in educational reuse c. OER widen participation in education d. OER can help at-risk learners to finish their studies e. OER use leads educators to reflect on their practice f. OER adoption brings financial benefits for students/institutions g. Quality indicators are the most important factor for learners when selecting OERs h. Informal learners develop their own forms of study support i. OER support informal learners in moving to formal study j. OER use encourages institutions to change their policies k. Informal assessments motivate learners using OER
  4. 4. OER improve student performance and satisfaction Open licensing is important in educational reuse
  5. 5. OER improve student performance and satisfaction: OpenLearn survey
  6. 6. OER improve student performance and satisfaction: OpenLearn survey
  7. 7. OER improve student performance and satisfaction: FLN & B2S 29.9 % in 2006 to 73.8 % in 2011 in Math mastery Succeed with Math: pass rate (A-C grades) increase from 50.6% to 68.6% Adoption of open textbooks ≠ change in student scores (Wiley et al., 2012)
  8. 8. OER improve student performance and satisfaction: OpenStax June 2013: • 120K downloads • 17 million unique visitors • 200 institutions formally adopting OpenStax materials • $3 million in savings to students
  9. 9. Does open licensing make a difference? FLN Survey (n=117) • 47% K12 teachers are familiar with CC logo • 70% K12 teachers report that open licensing is important when using OER for teaching • 43% K12 teachers publish materials freely online • 5% K12 teachers publish materials freely online with a CC license
  10. 10. Does open licensing make a difference? OpenLearn Survey (n=94) • 16% educators report that open licensing is important when searching for open educational content • 15% educators report that open licensing allowing for adaptation is important when searching for resources • 86% have adapted resources for teaching
  11. 11. CC BY B. de los Arcos
  12. 12. Instructions to play OER-chery: Blue School (K12) Purple Further Education (College) Orange Higher Education (University) Green Informal Learning Pink Other 1. Take a post-it for the sector that you most closely associate yourself with: Red Educator Yellow Learner Green Policy maker Blue Librarian/curator White Administrator/Manager No dot Other 2. Stick a dot on your marker indicating which group you most closely associate yourself with: 3. Place your marker on the poster
  13. 13. www.oerresearchhub.org.uk oer-research-hub@open.ac.uk Twitter: @OER_Hub Supported by

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