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The Impact of OER on Teaching and Learning Practice

Weller, Martin; de los Arcos, Bea; Farrow, Rob; Pitt, Beck and McAndrew, Patrick (2015). The Impact of OER on Teaching and Learning Practice. Open Praxis, 7(4) pp. 351–361.

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Abstract

The OER Research Hub has been investigating the impact of OER, using eleven hypotheses, and a mixed methods approach to establish an evidence base. This paper explores the findings relating to teaching and learning. The findings reveal a set of direct impacts, including an increase in factors relating to student performance, increased reflection on the part of educators, and the use of OER to trial and supplement formal study. There are also indirect impacts, whose benefits will be seen after several iterations. These include the wide scale reporting of adaptation, and the increase in sharing and open practice that results from OER usage.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2015 The Authors
ISSN: 2304-070X
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 education; OER; Open textbook; impact
Academic Unit/School: Learning Teaching and Innovation (LTI) > Institute of Educational Technology (IET)
Learning Teaching and Innovation (LTI)
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Centre for Citizenship, Identities and Governance (CCIG)
Health and Wellbeing PRA (Priority Research Area)
Item ID: 44963
Depositing User: Rebecca Pitt
Date Deposited: 10 Dec 2015 11:17
Last Modified: 04 Sep 2017 09:11
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/44963
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