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Thursday, November 7 • 2:30pm - 2:55pm
The Impact of OER Textbook Adoption on Student Learning in Eight Post-Secondary Courses.

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An increasing number of faculty are embracing OER as a replacement for traditional textbooks in post-secondary schools. The National OER Impact Study collects student outcome data for courses using OER and compares it to data from matched control groups of students using traditional textbooks in order to examine whether OER adoption measurably affects student learning. Data from this study comes from schools using Open Course Library (OCL) of the Washington State Board of Community and Technical College (WSBCTC), schools involved in the Kaleidoscope Open Course Initiative, and some teachers who have adopted textbooks from OpenStax.

We also provide updates on our research considering student and faculty perceptions of OER curricular materials.

We present results and challenges from the data collected in the 2012-2013 school year. This data includes cost comparison data for courses and updated information about the total amount of student savings produced by these OER initiatives.

We discuss future directions for OER research suggested by this study, as well as the implications that this research has for the OER community in general.

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Lane Fischer

Department Chair, BYU
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John Hilton III

Researcher, 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

Co-Founder and Chief Academic Officer, Lumen Learning
I've spent over 20 years creating, clarifying, elaborating, and evangelizing the core ideas of open education to students, faculty, institutions, companies, and governments. I've also worked to place a solid foundation of empirical research beneath these core ideas. Now, my colleagues... Read More →

Thursday November 7, 2013 2:30pm - 2:55pm
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