• White Paper: OER Adoption Study: Using Open Educational Resources in the College Classroom

    Author(s):
    Katherine D. Harris (see profile)
    Date:
    2016
    Group(s):
    Digital Humanists, HEP Teaching as a Profession, HuMetricsHSS
    Subject(s):
    Online education, Digital pedagogy, Open educational resources, Open education, Student success
    Item Type:
    White paper
    Institution:
    California State University
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/psqe-h614
    Abstract:
    Based on its survey responses, the California Open Educational Resources Council identified several impediments to adopting OER textbooks and concluded that rigorous peer review was ultimately the first step towards advocating for adoption of OER textbooks. The Council quickly identified 50 highly-enrolled courses with expensive textbooks across the three public systems of higher education and, over the following two years, collected more than 160 existing OER textbooks for these courses, established a rigorous peer review process, recruited faculty reviewers from the three systems, managed more than 450 reviews, and helped to curate the resulting high-quality, peer-reviewed collection of OER textbooks at COOL4ED, an online repository featuring reviews and case studies. Throughout, the CA-OERC’s work was supported by State monies, as well as grants from the Gates Foundation and Hewlett Foundation secured and administered by the CSU Chancellor’s Office.
    Notes:
    Released April 1, 2016 California Open Educational Resources Council Permalink for online version: http://tinyurl.com/WPOERAdoption040116 Printable PDF version with Appendices: http://tinyurl.com/WPOERPrintVersion2 Video Synopsis: https://youtu.be/vwVIrv0iSgE
    Metadata:
    Published as:
    Online publication    
    Status:
    Published
    Last Updated:
    5 months ago
    License:
    Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives
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