Event Title

OER Impact Research

Location

Portland State University, Portland, Oregon

Start Date

11-5-2017 10:00 AM

End Date

11-5-2017 10:50 AM

Description

Open Oregon Educational Resources sponsored a research group to measure the impact that OER have on teaching and learning. This session will report on preliminary research results from some of the research teams across the state.

Columbia Gorge Community College implemented a comparative research project looking at the effects of OER in the classroom. During the winter and spring terms of 2017, two psychology courses - 201A and 202A - were split in half. One half of the students in class used a traditional publisher’s textbook, the other half used OER developed by the instructor. Guided by the question “How does student use of resources differ between traditional learning resources and OER?” Dr. Krummel and librarian John Schoppert will present the data from that research and share our experience and methodology in researching a split classroom.

Umpqua Community College is analyzing student success metrics using existing secondary data for courses that adopt OER. Librarian Jennifer Lantrip will present a methodology and preliminary findings comparing course throughput rates (the effect of drop rates, withdraw rates, and final grades) for courses at UCC in which faculty went from assigning commercial textbooks or course material to assigning OER.

Lane math instructor Jessica Knoch will present preliminary findings on the effect OER has on student outcomes in both Math 105 and classes subsequent to Math 105. Lane Community College began using OER for all sections of Math 105 in Fall 2015, and we will present data comparing various measures of student success in both Math 105 and Math 243 from before and after that time.

Comments

This presentation by Amy Hofer, Zip Krummel, Kristen Kane, John Schoppert, Jennifer Lantrip, Jessica Knoch, and Jenn Kepka is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 international license

Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/20122

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May 11th, 10:00 AM May 11th, 10:50 AM

OER Impact Research

Portland State University, Portland, Oregon

Open Oregon Educational Resources sponsored a research group to measure the impact that OER have on teaching and learning. This session will report on preliminary research results from some of the research teams across the state.

Columbia Gorge Community College implemented a comparative research project looking at the effects of OER in the classroom. During the winter and spring terms of 2017, two psychology courses - 201A and 202A - were split in half. One half of the students in class used a traditional publisher’s textbook, the other half used OER developed by the instructor. Guided by the question “How does student use of resources differ between traditional learning resources and OER?” Dr. Krummel and librarian John Schoppert will present the data from that research and share our experience and methodology in researching a split classroom.

Umpqua Community College is analyzing student success metrics using existing secondary data for courses that adopt OER. Librarian Jennifer Lantrip will present a methodology and preliminary findings comparing course throughput rates (the effect of drop rates, withdraw rates, and final grades) for courses at UCC in which faculty went from assigning commercial textbooks or course material to assigning OER.

Lane math instructor Jessica Knoch will present preliminary findings on the effect OER has on student outcomes in both Math 105 and classes subsequent to Math 105. Lane Community College began using OER for all sections of Math 105 in Fall 2015, and we will present data comparing various measures of student success in both Math 105 and Math 243 from before and after that time.