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Mainstreaming Open Textbooks: Educator Perspectives on the Impact of OpenStax College open textbooks

Pitt, Rebecca (2015). Mainstreaming Open Textbooks: Educator Perspectives on the Impact of OpenStax College open textbooks. International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 16(4) pp. 133–155.

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This paper presents the results of collaborative research between OpenStax College, who have published 16 open textbooks to date, and the OER Research Hub, a Hewlett funded open research project examining the impact of open educational resources (OER) on learning and teaching. The paper focuses primarily on the results of two surveys that were conducted with educators during 2013 and 2014/2015. These surveys focused on use and perceptions of OER and OpenStax College materials, financial savings and perceptions of impact on both educators and students. This paper reports on the research findings related to the impact of OER on educator practice and make a series of specific recommendations based on these findings.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2015 The Author
ISSN: 1492-3831
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
OU OER Research Hub (H-12-016-PM)2012-7836The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
Keywords: open textbooks; OER; open educational resources; impact; OER Research Hub;
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)
Item ID: 44776
Depositing User: Rebecca Pitt
Date Deposited: 09 Nov 2015 10:17
Last Modified: 06 Jun 2019 14:54
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