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Open Educational Resources

Readings About OER

Afolabi, F. (2017). First year learning experiences of university undergraduates in the use of open educational resources in online learning. International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 18(7), 113-125.

Alves, P., Miranda, L., & Morais, C. (2014). Open educational resources: Higher education students' knowledge and use. Paper presented at the European Conference on e-learning, 11-18.

Annand, D. (2015). Developing a sustainable financial model in higher education for open educational resources. International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 16(5), 1-15.

Allen, I. E., & Seaman, J. (2014). Opening the curriculum: Open educational resources in U.S. higher education.

Baek, E. O., & Monaghan, J. (2013). Journey to textbook affordability : An investigation of students' use of eTextbooks at multiple campuses. International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 14(3), 1-26

Brown, R. (2013). A survey of professor acceptance and use of E-textbooks in higher education. Contemporary Issues in Education Research (CIER), 6(2), 219-222. doi:10.19030/cier.v6i2.7731

Butler, D. (2009). The textbook of the future. Nature, 458(7238), 568-570. doi:10.1038/458568a

Feldstein, A., Martin, M., Hudson, A., Warren, K., Hilton III, J. L., & Wiley, D. (2012). Open textbooks and increased student access and outcomes. European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, (2), 1-9.

Fischer, L., Hilton III, J. L. , Robinson, T. J., & Wiley, D. A. (2015). A multi-institutional study of the impact of open textbook adoption on the learning outcomes of post-secondary students. Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 27(3), 159-172. doi:10.1007/s12528-015-9101-x

Gurung, R. A. R. (2017). Predicting learning: Comparing an open educational resource and standard textbooks. Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Psychology, 3(3), 233-248.

Herther, N. K. (2014). Technology meets the textbook: The disruption of education deepens. Online Searcher, 38(3), 42-50.

Hilton III, J. L. (2016). Open educational resources and college textbook choices: A review of research on efficacy and perceptions. Educational Technology Research and Development, 64, 1-18. doi: 10.1007/s11423-016-9434-9

Hilton III, J. L., & Mason, S. (2016). The review project [Blog post].

Hilton III, J. L., Robinson, T. J., Wiley, D., & Ackerman, J. D. (2014). Cost-savings achieved in two semesters through the adoption of open educational resources. International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 15(2), 67-84.

Hilton III, J. L., Wiley, D. A., & Lutz, N. (2012). Examining the reuse of open textbooks. International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 13(2), 45-58.

Hu, E., Li, Y., Li, J., & Huang, W. (2015). Open educational resources (OER) usage and barriers: A study from Zhejiang University, China. Educational Technology Research and Development, 63(6), 957-974. doi:10.1007/s11423-015-9398-1

Lindshield, B. L., & Adhikari, K. (2013). Online and campus college students like using an open educational resource instead of a traditional textbook. Journal of Online Learning and Teaching, 9(1), 26-38.

Mitchell, C., & Chu, M. (2014). Open education resources: The new paradigm in academic libraries. Journal of Library Innovation, 5(1), 13-29.

Pawlyshyn, N., Braddlee, D.,Casper, L., & Miller, H. (2013). Adopting OER: A case study of cross-institutional collaboration and innovation. Educause Review Online.

Pitt, R. (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), 133-155.

Prasad, D., & Usagawa, T. (2014). Towards development of OER derived custom-built open textbooks: A baseline survey of university teachers at the University of the South Pacific. International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 15(4), 226-246.

Ross, C. M., Ives, C., & McGreal, R. (2013). Measuring use and creation of open educational resources in higher education. International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 14(4), 90-103.

Scanlon, E. (2014). Scholarship in the digital age: Open educational resources, publication and public engagement. British Journal Of Educational Technology, 45(1), 12-23.

Seaman, J.E., & Seaman, J. (2017). Opening the textbook: Educational resources in U.S. higher education, 2017. Babson Park, MA: Babson Survey Research Group.

Tsai, C., & Shen, P. (2014). Do open educational resources and cloud classroom really improve students' learning? International Journal of Information and Communication Technology Education, 10(1), 89. doi:10.4018/ijicte.2014010108

Tuomi, I. (2013). Open education resources and the transformation of education. European Journal of Education, 48(1), 58-78. doi:10.1111/ejed.12019

Tyton Partners. (2015). Time for class: Lessons for the future of digital courseware in higher education (Part 1: Faculty perspectives on courseware).  

Wiley, D., Blis, T. J., & McEwen, M. (2014). Open educational resources: A review of the literature. In Spector, J. M., Merrill, M. D., Elen, J., & Bishop, M. J. (Eds.), Handbook of research on educational communications and technology (pp. 781-789). New York, NY: Springer New York.

Winitzky-Stephens, J., & Pickavance, J. (2017). Open educational resources and student course outcomes: A multilevel analysis. International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 18(4), 35-49.

Thank you to the librarians at Fairfield University for the above resource list.