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(Open) Educational Resources around the WorldAn Open Education ReaderAn Introduction to Open EducationBecoming an Open Scholar

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Copyright and Open Licensing
Copyright and Open Licensing

Learning Objectives Understand concepts of copyright, public domain, fair use, and open licensing; Find open educational resources (OER) online; Recognize how to cite and share OER. Copyright is established in federal law and varies from …

Open Educational Resources
Open Educational Resources

Learning Objectives Define Open Educational Resources (OER); Identify types of OER, benefits of using OER in teaching and learning, examples of OER used in K-12 education, and platforms to search for and share OER. As a teacher working in an ele…

Building Empathy and Developing Instructional Design Experience and Skills
Building Empathy and Developing Instructional Design Experience and Skills

This single case study involves the authors’ participation and observation of a massive open online course. To help instructional designers (IDs) develop open education resources for adults attempting to pass a United States high school equivalency…

A/B Testing on Open Textbooks
A/B Testing on Open Textbooks

This study examined the feasibility of employing A/B tests for continuous improvement by focusing on user perceptions of quality of six chapters of a popular open textbook over the course of a year. Results indicated non-significant differences in al…

Feminist-Oriented, Mixed Methods Action Research
Feminist-Oriented, Mixed Methods Action Research

In this chapter, I explore the potential for mixed methods action research critically evaluated from a feminist orientation to expand feminist knowledge building in online higher education programs, curriculum and instruction, in particular online gr…

Open educational resources and college textbook choices
Open educational resources and college textbook choices

Textbooks are a vital component in many higher education contexts. Increasing textbook prices, coupled with general rising costs of higher education have led some instructors to experiment with substituting open educational resources (OER) for commer…

Open Educational Resources
Open Educational Resources

Open educational resources (OER) are copyrightable works useful for educational purposes that exist in the public domain or under a copyright license that provides free and perpetual permission to retain, revise, remix, reuse, and redistribute (colle…

Recognizing and Overcoming Obstacles of OER
Recognizing and Overcoming Obstacles of OER

Despite the benefits of open educational resources, their adoption in higher education is hampered by real but solvable barriers.…

Open Educational Resources
Open Educational Resources

This paper is in response to the manuscript entitled “Open educational resources and college textbook choices: a review of research on efficacy and perceptions” (Hilton in EducTechnol Res Dev 64(4): 573–590, 2016) from a theoretical…

The Interaction of Open Educational Resources (OER) Use and Course Difficulty on Student Course Grades in a Community College
The Interaction of Open Educational Resources (OER) Use and Course Difficulty on Student Course Grades in a Community College

Students report that not being able to afford course materials has adverse academic consequences. It is possible that this would be more problematic in relatively more difficult courses. Open Educational Resources (OER) are teaching and learning mate…