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Impact of OER use on teaching and learning: data from OER Research Hub (2013–2014)

Farrow, Robert; Pitt, Rebecca; de los Arcos, Beatriz; Perryman, Leigh-Anne; Weller, Martin and McAndrew, Patrick (2015). Impact of OER use on teaching and learning: data from OER Research Hub (2013–2014). British Journal of Educational Technology, 46(5) pp. 972–976.

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Abstract

The true power of comparative research around the impact and use of open educational resources is only just being realised, largely through the work done by the Hewlett-funded OER Research Hub, based at The Open University (UK). Since late 2012, the project has used a combination of surveys, interviews and focus groups to gather data about the use of open educational resources (OER) by educators, formal learners and informal learners across the globe. These data focus on the overall picture emerging from the survey research of the project, which presently comprises more than 6390 responses, 50.3% of which are informal learners, 24.7% of which are formal learners, 21.6% of which are educators and 3.4% of which are librarians. Results from more than 20 individual questionnaires have been compiled, including surveys of K12 and Flipped Learning teachers; college educators from the CCCOER consortium; users of iTunesU, OpenLearn, OpenStax, Saylor, Siyavula and the YouTube channel of The Open University.

Item Type: Article
Copyright Holders: 2015 British Educational Research Association
ISSN: 1467-8535
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
OU OER Research Hub (H-12-016-PM)2012-7836The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
Extra Information: Special Issue: Open Data in Learning Technology
Keywords: open educational resources; open educational practices
Academic Unit/School: Learning Teaching and Innovation (LTI) > Institute of Educational Technology (IET)
Learning Teaching and Innovation (LTI)
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Citizenship, Identities and Governance (CCIG)
Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 44051
Depositing User: Robert Farrow
Date Deposited: 19 Aug 2015 10:58
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2017 17:26
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/44051
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