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Kelly, Daniel P.; Rutherford, Teomara – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2017
Khan Academy is a large and popular open educational resource (OER) with little empirical study into its impact on student achievement in mathematics when used in schools. In this study, we examined the use of Khan Academy as a mathematics intervention among seventh grade students over a 4-week period versus a control group. We also compared…
Descriptors: Resource Units, Computer Uses in Education, Shared Resources and Services, Supplementary Education
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Swirski, Hani; Baram-Tsabari, Ayelet – Interdisciplinary Journal of e-Skills and Lifelong Learning, 2015
Can questions sent to Open-Educational-Resource (OER) websites such as Ask-An-Expert serve as indicators for students' interest in science? This issue was examined using an online questionnaire which included an equal number of questions about the topics "space" and "nutrition" randomly selected from three different sources: a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Grade 5, Student Interests
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Kimmons, Royce – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2015
Conducted in conjunction with an institute on open textbook adaptation, this study compares textbook evaluations from practicing K-12 classroom teachers (n = 30) on three different types of textbooks utilized in their contexts: copyright-restricted, open, and open/adapted. Copyright-restricted textbooks consisted of those textbooks already in use…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Textbooks, Textbook Evaluation, Copyrights