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The impact of Open Educational Resources on various student success metrics
Colvard, Nicholas · Watson, C. Edward · Park, Hyojin

PublishedJuly 2018
JournalInternational Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
Volume 30, Issue 2, Pages 262-276
CountryUnited States, North America

ABSTRACT
There are multiple indicators which suggest that completion, quality, and affordability are the three greatest challenges for higher education today in terms of students, student learning, and student success. Many colleges, universities, and state systems are seeking to adopt a portfolio of solutions that address these challenges. This article reports the results of a large-scale study (21,822 students) regarding the impact of course-level faculty adoption of Open Educational Resources (OER). Results indicate that OER adoption does much more than simply save students money and address student debt concerns. OER improve end-of-course grades and decrease DFW (D, F, and Withdrawal letter grades) rates for all students. They also improve course grades at greater rates and decrease DFW rates at greater rates for Pell recipient students, part-time students, and populations historically underserved by higher education. OER address affordability, completion, attainment gap concerns, and learning. These findings contribute to a broadening perception of the value of OERs and their relevance to the great challenges facing higher education today.

Keywords affordability · attainment gap concerns · OER · OER adoption

ISSN1812-9129
RefereedYes
RightsAttribution-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported (CC BY-ND 3.0)
URLhttp://www.isetl.org/ijtlhe/abstract.cfm?mid=3386
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