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Michigan Community College Librarians OER: Research

Resources for Michigan Community College Librarians providing information, training, and support for faculty adoption of open educational resources.

Review and Summary of Current Research

The Review Project - Open Education Group

Summary of all known empirical research on the impacts of OER adoption. Abstracted from of an article submitted for publication in a peer-reviewed journal. New articles added as they are published.

Student Public Interest Research Group

Covering the Cost, Student PIRGs

Covering the Cost: Why We Can No Longer Afford to Ignore High Textbook Prices, by Ethan Senack & Robert Donoghue.  Student PIRGs, 2016.

Fixing the Broken Textbook Market:  How Students Respond to High Textbook Costs and Demand Alternatives, by Ethan Senack & Robert Donoghue.  Student PIRGs, 2014.

OER Research Hub

OER Research Hub

OER Research Hub gathers research on the impact of open educational resources on learning and teaching practices.

Using the Research to Make the Case for OER


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Your faculty and administration need research on the impact OER has on teaching, learning, retention, and student success in order to make good decisions for your college.  A growing body of research published in peer-reviewed journals is documenting the success of the OER movement.  These links will help you make the case to the educational community.