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Thursday, November 7 • 3:30pm - 3:55pm
What We Know about OER and its Effect on Students: A Literature Review

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This systematic review of literature aims to answer three guiding questions: (1) What evidence exists that the adoption of Open Educational Resources (OER) textbooks in secondary and higher education leads to comparable student educational outcomes as traditional curricular materials? (2) How does literature pertaining to evaluating OER compare to the literature evaluating textbook quality and adoption in general? and (3) What does a systematic review of these two literature domains suggest about future directions for OER research? The reviewer concludes that the OER community should use systematic and rigorous studies of empirical impacts of open textbook adoption to add rigor and respectability to the community?s body of research. Research from the literature on general textbooks provides insight as to what future OER research might look like.

Speakers
avatar for Lane Fischer

Lane Fischer

Department Chair, Counseling Psychology & Special Ed, BYU
avatar for John Hilton

John Hilton

Professor, Brigham Young University
I began researching issues related to OER in 2008. I'm passionate about increasing OER research - especially research related to efficacy and student perceptions. See http://openedgroup.org/review.
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David Wiley

I've spent the last 18 years creating, clarifying, elaborating, and evangelizing the core ideas of open education to individuals, faculty, institutions, and governments. I've also worked to place a solid foundation of empirical research beneath these core ideas. Now, with my colleagues at Lumen Learning we're trying to change open education from a niche curiosity to a mainstream, unstoppable force for improving the quality and lowering the cost of education., Lumen Learning
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Thursday November 7, 2013 3:30pm - 3:55pm
White Pine

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