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Open Educational Resources: OER

Describes the how open educational resources are crucial to student success and how faculty members at UMBC can adopt, reuse, and create OER content for their courses.

Top Resources

Readings: Dreon, O. (2019). OERs? What does the research say? tinyurl.com/OpenEdResearch

Durham, E. OER Workshop slides March 27, 2019. tinyurl.com/slidesOER

References

References:

Allen, I. E., Seaman, J., Babson Survey Research Group, & Pearson. (2014). Opening the Curriculum: Open Educational Resources in U.S. Higher Education, 2014. Babson Survey Research Group. Babson Survey Research Group.

 

Bliss, T. J., Hilton, J., III, Wiley, D., & Thanos, K. (2013). The cost and quality of open textbooks: perceptions of community college faculty and students. First Monday, 18(1), 35–45. https://doi.org/.DOI: 10.5210/fm.v18i1.3972.

 

Colvard, N. B., Watson, C. E., & Park, H. (2018). The Impact of Open Educational Resources on Various Student Success Metrics. International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 30(2), 262–276. 

 

“Creative Commons license,” Wikipedia. Retrieved from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Creative_Commons_license

 

Dreon, O. (2019). OERs? What does the research say? Retrieved from tinyurl.com/OpenEdResearch

 

Durham, E. Open Educational Resources. UMBC LibGuide. Retrieved from lib.guides.umbc.edu/OER 

 

Fischer, L., Hilton, J., Robinson, T. J., & Wiley, D. A. (2015). A multi-institutional study of the impact of open textbook adoption on the learning outcomes of post-secondary students. Journal of Computing in Higher Education (3), 159.

 

Flinchbaugh, M. (2018). Copyright. UMBC LibGuide. Retrieved from https://lib.guides.umbc.edu/c.php?g=833626

 

Grigas, V. #CreativeCommons. What is creative commons? February 7, 2017. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/dPZTh2NKTm4

 

“Increases in College Textbook Prices Over 40 Years, Retrieved from https://www.jestpic.com/textbooksforsale/

 

NBC News, Ben Popken. Rising textbook prices mirror rising drug costs. July 31, 2015. Retreived from https://youtu.be/De1261aMknQ 

 

Systematic Review: OER and Disability. (2018). 2018 IEEE 5th International Congress on Information Science and Technology (CiSt), Information Science and Technology (CiSt), 2018 IEEE 5th International Congress On, 428. https://doi.org/10.1109/CIST.2018.8596659

 

USM Kirwan Center for Academic Innovation. Maryland open source textbook (M.O.S.T.) initiative. April 3, 2018. Retrieved from 
https://youtu.be/4qWDCr8i1IU 

 

UNESCO. (2002). Open educational resources (OER). Retrieved from https://en.unesco.org/themes/building-knowledge-societies/oer 

 

Watson, C. E., Domizi, D. P., & Clouser, S. A. (2017). Student and Faculty Perceptions of OpenStax in High Enrollment Courses. International  Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 18(5), 287–304.

 

“What is an Open Educational Resource?” Retrieved from Fort Hays State University, www.fhsu.edu/oer/ 

 

William E. Kirwan Center for Academic Innovation “Initiatives: Open Educational Resources” https://www.usmd.edu/cai/open-educational-resources

 

Witman, J., Godwin, E. (2019). Open educational resources: OER. CCBC LibGuide. Retrieved from https://libraryguides.ccbcmd.edu/oer/home

 

Young, S. (2019). Open educational resources. UMD LibGuide. Retrieved from https://lib.guides.umd.edu/oer

 

Zook, C. (2017). Infographic: Textbook Costs Skyrocket 812% in 35 Years. Applied Educational Systems,  Retrieved from https://www.aeseducation.com/blog/infographic-the-skyrocketing-cost-of-textbooks-for-schools-students