Research and Reports

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Last update: Sept 11/19

Access codes/assessment platforms

UBC Senate endorses principles for digital learning materials used for assessment – May 24, 2019 (Open UBC, Christina Hendricks)

Adoption

Barker J., Jeffery, K., Jhangiani, R.S., Veletsianos, G. (2018). Eight patterns of open textbook adoption in British Columbia The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 19(3).

Carey, T., Davis, A., Ferreras, S., Porter, D. (2015). Using open educational practices to support institutional strategic excellence in teach, learning & scholarship. Open Praxis, 7(2).  doi: 10.5944/openpraxis.7.2.201

Hendricks, C., Reinsberg, S.A., Rieger, G.W. (2017). The adoption of an open textbook in a large Physics course: An analysis of cost, outcomes, use and perceptions. The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 18(4). doi: 10.19173/irrodl.v18i4.3006

Jhangiani, R. S., & Jhangiani, S. (2017). Investigating the perceptions, use, and impact of open textbooks: A survey of post-secondary students in British Columbia. The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 18(4). doi: 10.19173/irrodl.v18i4.3012

McGreal, R., Anderson, T., & Conrad, D. (2015). Open educational resources in Canada. International Journal of Open Educational Resources, 16(5). Retrieved from http://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/article/view/2404/3421

McKerlich, R. C., Ives, C., & McGreal, R. (2013). Measuring use and creation of open educational resources in higher education. The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 14(4). https://doi.org/10.19173/irrodl.v14i4.1573

Onalfo, D. (2016). Alternate academy: Investigating the use of open educational resources by students at the University of Lagos in Nigeria. Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository, 4086. doi: https://ir.lib.uwo.ca/etd/4086

Advocacy

Jhangiani, R.S. (2017). Pragmatism vs. idealism and the identity crisis of OER advocacy. Open Praxis, 9(2). doi: 10.5944/openpraxis.9.2.569

Annand, D., Jensen, T. (2017). Incentivizing the production and use of open educational resources in higher education institutions.  The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 18(4). doi: 10.19173/irrodl.v18i4.3009

Courses

Hill, P. (2019). State of higher ed LMS market for US and Canada: 2019 mid-year edition. Phil on Ed Tech. Retrieved from https://philonedtech.com/state-of-higher-ed-lms-market-for-us-and-canada-2019-mid-year-edition/

Debt

Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission. (2018, September). Borrowing to Finance University Education: Class of 2014. Trends in Maritime Higher Education, 15(2).

The Case for Renewal in Post-Secondary Education – March 16, 2017 (paper from Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives)

Student debt crisis – A generation buried in student debt. (2018). Annual Bankruptcy Study. Hoyes Michalos. Retrieved from https://www.hoyes.com/press/joe-debtor/the-student-debtor/

Efficacy and student outcomes

Hendricks, C., Reinsberg, S.A., Rieger, G.W. (2017). The adoption of an open textbook in a large physics course: An analysis of cost, outcomes, use and perceptions. The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 18(4). doi: 10.19173/irrodl.v18i4.3006

Funding

Lariviere, V., Sugimoto, C.R. (2018). Do authors comply when funders enforce open access to research? Nature, 562, 483-486.

  • This research includes Canadian information so is included in this section.

Inclusive Access

Also see Access codes/assessment platforms on this page.

Journals

Also see Platforms on this page.

Gillis R. (ed) (2019). Getting found, staying found, increasing impact: Enhancing readership and preserving content for OJS journals, Second Edition. PKP/SFU: Vancouver, B.C.

Legislation

Dewhurst, D., Keyes, J.M., Zariski, A. (2013). Open educational resources for professionals: A new era in the training and development of legislative counsel. International Journal of E-Learning & Distance Education (IJEDE), 27(2).

Libraries

Smith, B., & Lee, L. (2017). Librarians and OER: Cultivating a community of practice to be more effective advocates. Journal Of Library & Information Services In Distance Learning, 11(1), 106-122. doi:10.1080/1533290X.2016.1226592

CARL/ABRC. (2014, Sept 8). Open textbooks: opportunities for research libraries: Working paper presented to the CARL Committee on Research Dissemination. (PDF.) Canadian Association or Research Libraries/Association des bibliotheques de recherche du Canad.

Open educational practices (OEP)

Annand, D., Jensen, T. (2017). Incentivizing the Production and Use of Open Educational Resources in Higher Education Institutions.  The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 18(4). doi: 10.19173/irrodl.v18i4.3009

Han, A., Briseño-Garzón, A., Birol, G. (2018). 2018 UBC Teaching Practices Survey. Focus: Open. University of British Columbia. PDF.

Jhangiani, R.S., Hardin, E.E.,& Beers, M.J. (guest eds). (2019). Open educational practices: Perceptions and outcomes. Psychology Learning & Teaching (special issue). doi: 10.1177/1475725718814354

Jhangiani, R. S., Pitt, R., Hendricks, C., Key, J., & Lalonde, C. (2016). Exploring the use of open educational resources at BC post-secondary institutions. Victoria, BC: BCcampus.

Paskevicius, M. & Irvine, V. (2019). Open education and learning design: Open pedagogy in Praxis. Journal of Interactive Media in Education, (1), p.10. doi: http://doi.org/10.5334/jime.512

Paskevicius, M. (2017). Conceptualizing open educational practices through the lens of constructive alignment, Open Praxis, 9(2). doi: 10.5944/openpraxis.9.2.519

Seid-Karbasi, P., Ye, W.C., Zhang, A.W., Gladish, N., Cheng, S.Y.S., Rothe, K., Pilsworth, J.A., Kang, M.A., et al. (2017). CuboCube: Student creation of a cancer genetics e-textbook using open-access software for social learning. PLoS Biology, 15 (3) , art. no. e2001192. doi: 10.1371/journal.pbio.2001192

Veletsianos, G. (2015). A case study of scholars’ open and sharing practices. Open Praxis, 7(3), 199–209. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.5944/openpraxis.7.3.206

Open educational resources (OER)

Open Educational Resources: Global Report 2017 – October 17, 2017

DeVries, I. (2013). Evaluating open education resources: Lessons learned. Procedia – Social and Behavioral Sciences, 83(4), 56-60. doi: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2013.06.012

Downes, S. (2019). A look at the future of open educational resources. International Journal of Open Educational Resources, Vol. (2).

Earle, S. (2019). What students like (and dislike) about open educational resources. BCcampus.

Fields, E. (2018). Intersections of open pedagogy and critical information literacy: A case study. BCcampus.

Ives, C., & Pringle, M. M. (2013). Moving to open educational resources at Athabasca University: A case study. The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 14(2), 1-13. https://doi.org/10.19173/irrodl.v14i2.1534

Open textbooks

Earle, S. (2019). What students like and dislike about open textbooks. BCcampus Open Education Research Fellows Report.

Jhangiani, R. S., Dastur, F. N., LeGrand, R., & Penner, K. (2018). As good or better than commercial textbooks: Students’ perceptions and outcomes from using open digital and open print textbooks. The Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 9(1)doi: 10.5206/cjsotl-rcacea.2018.1.5

Open universities

Shale, D. (1987). Innovation in International Higher Education: The Open Universities. International Journal of E-Learning & Distance Education (IJEDE), 2(1): 7-24.

Paying for OER

Stacey, P. (2013). Government support for open educational resources: Policy, funding, and strategies. The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 14(2), 67-80. https://doi.org/10.19173/irrodl.v14i2.1537

Perception/attitude/awareness

Hendricks, C., Reinsberg, S.A., Rieger, G.W. (2017). The adoption of an open textbook in a large Physics course: An analysis of cost, outcomes, use and perceptions. The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 18(4). doi: 10.19173/irrodl.v18i4.3006

Jhangiani, R. S., & Jhangiani, S. (2017). Investigating the perceptions, use, and impact of open textbooks: A survey of post-secondary students in British Columbia. The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 18(4). doi: 10.19173/irrodl.v18i4.3012

Jhangiani, R. S., Pitt, R., Hendricks, C., Key, J., & Lalonde, C. (2016). Exploring the use of open educational resources at BC post-secondary institutions. Victoria, BC: BCcampus.

Paskevicius, M., Veletsianos, G., & Kimmons, R. (2018). Content is king: An analysis of how the Twitter discourse surrounding open education unfolded from 2009 to 2016. The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 19(1). doi: 10.19173/irrodl.v19i1.3267

Platforms

Maxwell, J.W., Hanson, E., Desai, L., Tiampo, C., O’Donnell, K., Ketheeswaran, A., Sun, M., Walter, E., Michelle, E. (2019). Mind the Gap: A Landscape Analysis of Open Source Publishing Tools and Platforms (1st ed.). Retrieved from https://mindthegap.pubpub.org/

Sustainability

Downes, S. (2007). Models for sustainable open  educational resources. Interdisciplinary Journal of Knowledge and Learning Objects, 3, 29-44. PDF.

Tenure

Alperin, J.P., Nieves, C.M., Schimanski, L.A., Fischman, G.E., Niles, M.T. & McKiernan, A. (2019). Meta-research: How significant are the public dimensions of faculty work in review, promotion and tenure documents? eLife, 8(e42254), doi: 10.7554/eLife.42254.

Textbook costs

Council of Atlantic University Libraries | Conseil des bibliotheques universitaires de l’Atlantique. (2018). Final report of the CAUL-CBUA open textbooks survey working group. Bedford, NS: Smith, A., Brown, G., Doucette, P., Moses, D., Nason, M., & Holt, C.

University of Guelph. (2016).  Student textbook survey.

Usher, A. (2015). Data on textbook costs. Higher Education Strategy Associates. Retrieved from http://higheredstrategy.com/data-on-textbook-costs/

Tuition fees

The Case for Renewal in Post-Secondary Education – March 16, 2017 (paper from Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives)

See “Tuition and Textbooks” (pg 11) in 2016 Academic Experience Survey Report by VP Academic & University Affairs Office 2016/2017 (UBC)

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