North Dakota University System faculty are just beginning to understand the potential for open educational resources (OER) according to a new report from Babson Survey Research Group (BSRG) and the North Dakota University System (NDUS).
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This website gathers and publishes evidence about the impact of open educational resources (OER). It is maintained by the OER Research Hub project. The purpose is to help people understand the impact of OER.
"The report commissioned by the UNESCO Regional Bureau for Science in Latin America and the Caribbean, “Public Spending in Latin America: Does It Fulfill the Declaration of Paris’ Suggestions for Open Educational Resources?” is now available in English."
"We aggregate and filter data that relates to our research hypotheses.To see some of the evidence we have gathered visit our OER Impact Map. There you will find up to date reporting on each of our hypotheses as well as summaries for different countries and help on using the site. Links are also provided to OER maps by others as well as free tools for data visualization and mapping,"
Whichever course material offering – whether commercial or open – provides the greatest benefit at the lowest cost deserves to win, plain and simple. The more efficacy research is published in credible outlets, the easier it is to see who’s winning. That’s why I want to see Pearson put their very best foot forward here. It’s also why OER effectiveness research needs to be putting its very best foot forward. Adopting commercial materials versus adopting OER is decision with multi-billion dollar implications. It is a decision we absolutely must get right, with significant impacts on state and federal grant and loan programs, student loan debt loads, drop, withdraw, and graduation rates, access to educational opportunity, and a range of other critically important issues – the least of which is not student learning.
I'm pretty sure I'm the first person to ever use the iceberg analogy... I've been pondering ways of thinking about open education awareness, and OER usage that might help shape OER policy. So here's one I want to try out....
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