Research and Reports

13 Canada

Last update: Apr 4/19

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. 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

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

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)

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.

Journals

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. (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

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

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

Open textbooks

Jhangiani, R. S., Dastur, F. N., LeGrand, R., & Penner, K. 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.

Perception/attitude/awareness

Hendricks, C., Reinsberg, S.A., Rieger, G.W. (2017). The adoption of an open textbook in alLarge 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

Sustainability

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

Textbook costs

University of Guelph. Student Textbook Survey 2016.

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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