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Mainstreaming Open Textbooks: Educator perspectives on the impact of OpenStax College open textbooks
Pitt, R.

PublishedOctober 2015
JournalThe International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning
Volume 16, Issue 4, Pages 133-155
EditorMcGreal, Rory

ABSTRACT
This paper presents the results of collaborative research between OpenStax College, who have published 16 open textbooks to date, and the OER Research Hub, a Hewlett funded open research project examining the impact of open educational resources (OER) on learning and teaching. The paper focuses primarily on the results of two surveys that were conducted with educators during 2013 and 2014/2015. These surveys focused on use and perceptions of OER and OpenStax College materials, financial savings and perceptions of impact on both educators and students. This paper reports on the research findings related to the impact of OER on educator practice and make a series of specific recommendations based on these findings.

Keywords Efficacy · impact · OER Research Hub · open access · Open Educational Resources (OER) · open textbooks · OpenStax College

Published atAthabasca, Alberta
ISSN1492-3831
Other number4
RefereedYes
Rightsby/4.0
URLhttp://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/article/view/2381
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