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Wiley, David; Webb, Ashley; Weston, Sarah; Tonks, DeLaina – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2017
This article explores the relationship between open educational resources (OER) created by students for use by other students, the long-term sustainability of the movement toward OER, and the success of students who use OER created by other students as part of their core curricular materials. We begin by providing definitions and a broader context…
Descriptors: Student Developed Materials, Shared Resources and Services, Sustainability, Academic Achievement
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Davis, Erin; Cochran, Dory; Fagerheim, Britt; Thoms, Becky – Public Services Quarterly, 2016
Academic libraries continually adjust services to adapt to the ever-changing landscape in higher education. In response to the broken textbook market, libraries are becoming actively involved in the open educational resources (OER) movement. Although there is not a formal program in place, librarians at Utah State University explored a…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Resource Units, Library Services, Librarian Teacher Cooperation
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Winitzky-Stephens, Jessie; Pickavance, Jason – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2017
Salt Lake Community College (SLCC) is Utah's largest open enrollment college, and as an institution, is concerned about the expense associated with attaining a degree. All students face challenges in paying for their education, but SLCC students tend to have fewer resources to dedicate to school than students at other institutions in the state.…
Descriptors: Educational Resources, Outcomes of Education, Community Colleges, Open Enrollment
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Martin, Michael Troy; Belikov, Olga Maria; Hilton, John, III.; Wiley, David; Fischer, Lane – Open Praxis, 2017
The cost of textbooks has continued to impact students in higher education. Students have reported that they make decisions on which courses to take based on the specific cost of textbooks. Faculty have reported willingness to use open textbooks to help ease the burden on students but are unsure where to find viable options. We examined the…
Descriptors: College Faculty, College Students, Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes
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Gurell, Seth; Kuo, Yu-Chun; Walker, Andrew – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2010
Open education, as embodied in open educational resources (OER) and OpenCourseWare (OCW), has met and dealt with several key problems. The movement now has a critical mass of available content. Leveraging no small amount of funding and associated development, open education has the tools to collect, disseminate, and support the discovery of open…
Descriptors: Open Education, Test Validity, Problem Based Learning, Educational Resources
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Arendt, Anne M.; Shelton, Brett E. – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2009
This article examines Utah residents' views of incentives and disincentives for the use of OpenCourseWare (OCW), and how they fit into the theoretical framework of perceived innovation attributes established by Rogers (1983). Rogers identified five categories of perceived innovation attributes: relative advantage, compatibility, complexity,…
Descriptors: Delphi Technique, Educational Innovation, Predictor Variables, Program Effectiveness