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Join us in building understanding of open education oerresearchhub.org #oerrhub OER Research Hub is a
Join us in building understanding of open education oerresearchhub.org #oerrhub OER Research Hub is a

Join us in building understanding of open education

oerresearchhub.org

#oerrhub

OER Research Hub is a collaborative research project at The Open University which investigates a range of hypotheses about the global impact of OER.

Keyword Hypothesis Performance OER improve student performance/satisfaction Openness People use OER differently from
Keyword
Hypothesis
Performance
OER improve student performance/satisfaction
Openness
People use OER differently from other online materials
Access
OER widen participation in education
Reflection
OER use leads educators to reflect on their practice
Indicators
Informal learners use a variety of indicators when selecting OER
Transition
OER support informal learners in moving to formal study
Policy
OER use encourages institutions to change their policies
Assessment
Informal assessments motivate learners using OER

Patterns of OER Use

Videos (70%) and images (65%) twice as popular as other forms of OERassessments motivate learners using OER Patterns of OER Use Over one third of educators (37%) have

Over one third of educators (37%) have used open textbooksand images (65%) twice as popular as other forms of OER Most 'cherry pick' resources rather

Most 'cherry pick' resources rather than using a whole open course to teachOver one third of educators (37%) have used open textbooks Have colleges saved money? Yes 44%

Have colleges saved money?

a whole open course to teach Have colleges saved money? Yes 44% No 19% Don’t know

Yes 44%a whole open course to teach Have colleges saved money? No 19% Don’t know 37% 60%

No 19%open course to teach Have colleges saved money? Yes 44% Don’t know 37% 60% believe OER

Don’t know 37%course to teach Have colleges saved money? Yes 44% No 19% 60% believe OER supports student

60% believe OER supports student retention through lower cost study materials

Community colleges are a vital part of the postsecondary education delivery system. They serve almost half of the undergraduate students in the United States, providing open access to postsecondary education, preparing students for transfer to 4-year institutions, providing workforce development and skills training, and offering noncredit programs ranging from English as a second language to skills retraining to community enrichment programs or cultural activities.

http://www.aacc.nche.edu/ABOUTCC/TRENDS/Pages/default.aspx

Open Educational Resources (OER) are teaching, learning, and research resources that reside in the public domain or have been released under an intellectual property license that permits their free use and re-purposing by others. They can include texts, course materials, multimedia, software and other tools.

http://www.hewlett.org/programs/education/open-educational-resource

OER Research Hub works in collaboration with Community College Consortium for OER (CCCOER) to build a better understanding of the impact of OER in community colleges. Information on this poster was taken from surveys, interviews and field observations of college educators and instructional designers around the USA.

Most respondents had postgraduate degrees and ten years of teaching experienceeducators and instructional designers around the USA. A majority teach full time with some online component

A majority teach full time with some online componentpostgraduate degrees and ten years of teaching experience Around half (52%) have adapted or used OER

Around half (52%) have adapted or used OER with a quarter (24%) also creating OERA majority teach full time with some online component 136 survey responses were recorded OER Impact

136 survey responses were recordedadapted or used OER with a quarter (24%) also creating OER OER Impact Map oermap.org Community

OER Impact Map oermap.org Community Colleges OER Evidence Campus Research
OER Impact Map
oermap.org
Community Colleges
OER Evidence
Campus Research

Impact on teaching

78% of college faculty agreed that OER helps them to keep up-to-dateColleges OER Evidence Campus Research Impact on teaching 78% also believe that OER helps them to

78% also believe that OER helps them to collaborate with colleaguesfaculty agreed that OER helps them to keep up-to-date 67% make use of more culturally diverse

67% make use of more culturally diverse resourcesbelieve that OER helps them to collaborate with colleagues 63% use a broader range of teaching

63% use a broader range of teaching methods as a result of OERcolleagues 67% make use of more culturally diverse resources Impact on student learning 64% of educators

Impact on student learning

64% of educators agreed that using OER leads to interest in wider subjectsmethods as a result of OER Impact on student learning 63% believes it develops learner independence

63% believes it develops learner independence and self-relianceagreed that using OER leads to interest in wider subjects 59% think using OER improves student

59% think using OER improves student gradesbelieves it develops learner independence and self-reliance 49% agreed that OER improves satisfaction with the learning

49% agreed that OER improves satisfaction with the learning experienceself-reliance 59% think using OER improves student grades Popular OER Repositories YouTube TED talks 43%

that OER improves satisfaction with the learning experience Popular OER Repositories YouTube TED talks 43%
that OER improves satisfaction with the learning experience Popular OER Repositories YouTube TED talks 43%
that OER improves satisfaction with the learning experience Popular OER Repositories YouTube TED talks 43%
that OER improves satisfaction with the learning experience Popular OER Repositories YouTube TED talks 43%

Popular OER Repositories

YouTube TED talks 43% iTunes/iTunesU 35% Khan Academy 32% Creative Commons 26% Top 5, descending
YouTube
TED talks
43%
iTunes/iTunesU
35%
Khan Academy
32%
Creative Commons
26%
Top 5, descending order

71%

Why OER are chosen

Relevance

Reputation

Open License

Ease of Download

Detailed Metadata

Reputation Open License Ease of Download Detailed Metadata 69% 58% 51% 49% 48% Top 5, descending

69%

Open License Ease of Download Detailed Metadata 69% 58% 51% 49% 48% Top 5, descending order
Open License Ease of Download Detailed Metadata 69% 58% 51% 49% 48% Top 5, descending order

58%

51%

49%

48%

Ease of Download Detailed Metadata 69% 58% 51% 49% 48% Top 5, descending order Have students
Ease of Download Detailed Metadata 69% 58% 51% 49% 48% Top 5, descending order Have students

Top 5, descending order

Have students saved money?

49% 48% Top 5, descending order Have students saved money? Yes 62% No 13% Don’t know

Yes 62%49% 48% Top 5, descending order Have students saved money? No 13% Don’t know 25% Many

No 13%Top 5, descending order Have students saved money? Yes 62% Don’t know 25% Many students are

Don’t know 25%Top 5, descending order Have students saved money? Yes 62% No 13% Many students are saving

Many students are saving money by using open textbooks