Open educational resources (OER) efficacy research shows that the use of OER does not negatively impact student success metrics such as grades, course completion, retention, and persistence rates. In numerous research studies involving more than 46,00 students across different types of institutions, Hilton (2016) found that students performed comparably in courses using OER vs. traditional materials.

Join us to hear from two 2017-18 Open Education Research Group Fellows as they share their research conducted at a community college and a private university about how high textbooks prices and open textbook adoptions affect students. Regina Gong, from Lansing Community College, will share her research on open textbook adoptions in high-enrollment, multi-section introductory courses (psychology and economics). David Rose, from American University in Washington, DC, will share his research which shows that rising textbook prices similarly affect students at an expensive private university as has been demonstrated at more affordable public institutions (Are Private Universities Exempt from Student Concerns About Textbook Costs? A Survey of Students at American University).

When: Wednesday, December 5th, 11am PT/ 2pm ET

Featured Speakers

  • David Rose, Online Learning Trainer & Curriculum Designer, American University, Washington, D.C.
  • Regina Gong, Librarian and OER Project Manager, Lansing Community College, Lansing, MI


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Slides now available:

CCCOER: Impact of OER Adoption Findings from Una Daly