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OER Research Hub Data 2013-2015: Educators

de los Arcos, Beatriz; Farrow, Robert; Pitt, Rebecca; Perryman, Leigh-Anne; Weller, Martin and McAndrew, Patrick (2015). OER Research Hub Data 2013-2015: Educators. Open Education Research Hub.

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Abstract

In 2013 the Hewlett-funded OER Research Hub Project created a bank of survey questions to test eleven hypotheses related to the impact of OER use on teaching and learning. In the two years that followed, a number of bespoke surveys were designed and administered in collaboration with the Flipped Learning Network, Vital Signs, the Community Colleges Consortium for Open Educational Resources, OpenLearn, Saylor Academy, OpenStax, BCcampus, Siyavula, School of Open-P2PU and CoPILOT. Responses from each survey were then combined into a larger dataset to allow for comparison and in-depth examination. The final dataset is comprised of 7,498 cases –44.4% informal learners, 28.4% formal learners, 24.3% educators and 2.9% librarians.

The current report, third and final of the series, presents a frequencies analysis of responses from educators: 32.3% teaching in school/K12, 16.7% in FE and 25.2% in HE.

Some key findings: 46.5% of educators agree or strongly agree that OER broaden the range of teaching and learning methods they use; 43.9% of educators believe that OER allow them to better accommodate diverse learner needs; A majority of educators perceive the impact of OER on student learning as increased interest in the subject taught, increased satisfaction, independence and self-reliance rather than improved student grades; Relevance, reputation and clear learning objectives guide educators’ selection of open content; Content needs to be relevant, high-quality and discoverable for educators to adopt OER.

Item Type: Other
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
OU OER Research Hub (H-12-016-PM)2012-7836The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
Keywords: OER; open education; open educational resources; survey data; infographic; educators; attitudes; perceptions; impact
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)
Health and Wellbeing PRA (Priority Research Area)
Item ID: 47931
Depositing User: Beatriz de los Arcos
Date Deposited: 20 Dec 2016 14:22
Last Modified: 16 Aug 2017 15:44
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/47931
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