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.
Published by researchers Nicholas Colvard of the University of Georgia and Eddie Watson of the Association of American Colleges and Universities in the International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. It's a large-scale study looking at the impact of OER adoption on student success measures at the University of Georgia. The study is significant because it looks specifically at the impact on historically underserved populations of students, including Pell eligibility (a measure socioeconomic background), part-time status, and ethnic origin. The movement for OER is not just about reducing costs, it's about helping to make higher education more equitable and effective for all students.
The Evolution of Affordable Content Efforts in the Higher Education Environment: Programs, Case Studies, and Examples provides both inspiration and guidance for those beginning work on affordable content and evidence of the growth that has occurred in this arena over the last decade.
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SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) works to enable the open sharing of research outputs and educational materials in order to democratize access to knowledge, accelerate discovery, and increase the return on our investment in research and education.