Research

A Framework for Continuous Improvement of OER

By David Wiley, Chief Academic Officer The potential of the "data revolution" in teaching and learning, just as in other sectors, is to create much more timely feedback loops for tracking the effectiveness of a [...]

Students Save Thousands Using OER

Providing academic research to back up claims about cost savings attributed to open educational resources, this study documents the textbook cost to students before and after OER adoption at eight institutions in a variety [...]

OER Impacts Student Success Metrics

This extensive, multi-institution study provides evidence that students in OER courses perform as well as or better than students in courses using commercial textbooks with regard to withdrawal rates, passing with a C or better, [...]

Using OER Can Boost Tuition Revenue

At Virginia's Tidewater Community College (TCC), OER courses in TCC's "Z-Degree" program have lower withdrawal rates compared to those using commercial materials. Students in "Z-courses" also register for more credits than their counterparts who are [...]