Research and Reports

15 Northern Hemisphere

Last update: Oct 29/20

Accessibility

Zhang, X., Tlili, A., Nascimbeni, F., Burgos, D., Huang, R., Chang, T.-W.,….& Khribi, M.K. (2020). Accessibility within open educational resources and practices for disabled learners: a systematic literature review. Smart Learning Environments 7: 1. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40561-019-0113-2

Adoption

Chiappe, A., & Arias, V. (2015). Understanding reusability as a key factor for open education: A review. The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 16(1), 40–56. https://doi.org/10.19173/irrodl.v16i1.2042

Guo, Y., Zhang, M., Bonk, C. J., & Li. Y. (2015). Chinese faculty members’ open educational resources (OER) usage status and the barriers to OER development and usage. International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning (iJET), 10(5), 59-65. https://online-journals.org/index.php/i-jet/article/view/4819

Mtebe, J.S., & Raisamo, R. (2014). Challenges and instructors’ intention to adopt and use open educational resources in higher education in Tanzania. The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 15(1). https://doi.org/10.19173/irrodl.v15i1.1687

Nascimbeni, F.,& Burgos, D. (2016). In search for the open educator: Proposal of a definition and framework to increase openness adoption among university educators. The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 17(6). https://doi.org/10.19173/irrodl.v17i6.2736

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. https://ir.lib.uwo.ca/etd/4086

Rodés, V., Podetti, M., Hernández, Y., & Collazos, C. (2014). Strategies for the adoption of open textbooks: The Latin American open textbooks initiative. European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 17(2), 76–85. https://doi.org/10.2478/eurodl-2014-0020

Advocacy

Weller, M. (2013). The battle for open – a perspective. Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2013(3), p.Art.15. doi:10.5334/2013-15

Collaboration

de Langen, F.H.T.  (2018). Sustainability of open education through collaboration. The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 19(5). http://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/article/view/3548/4799

Creative Commons licences

Hagedorn, G., Mietchen, D., Morris, R.A., Agosti, D., Penev, L., Berendsohn, W.G.,& Hobern, D. (2011). Creative Commons licenses and the non-commercial condition: Implications for the reuse of biodiversity information. ZooKeys, 150, 127-149. https://doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.150.2189

Disabilities

Genç, H., & Koçdar, S. (2020). Determining needs and priorities of learners with special needs for support services in an open and distance learning context in Turkey. Open Praxis, 12(3), 359-382. http://dx.doi.org/10.5944/openpraxis.12.3.1102

Diversity, equity, inclusion

Koseoglu, S., Ozturk, T., Ucar, H., Karahan, E., & Bozkurt, A. (2020). 30 Years of gender inequality and implications on curriculum design in open and distance learning. Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2020(1), 5. http://doi.org/10.5334/jime.553

Ossiannilsson, E. (2019). OER and OEP for access, equity, equality, quality, inclusiveness, and empowering lifelong learning. International Journal of Open Educational Resources, Vol. 1 (2). https://www.ijoer.org/oer-and-oep-for-access-equity-equality-quality-inclusiveness-and-empowering-lifelong-learning

Efficacy and student outcomes

Conole, G., & Brown, M. (2018). Reflecting on the impact of the open education movement. Journal Of Learning For Development – JL4D, 5(3). https://jl4d.org/index.php/ejl4d/article/view/314/346

Pitt, R., Ebrahimi, N., McAndrew, P., & Coughlan, T. (2013). Assessing OER impact across organisations and learners: experiences from the Bridge to Success project. Journal of Interactive Media in Education, OER 2013 Special Issue. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/bjet.12310/abstract

Funding

Müller, F. J. (2019, May 23). Opportunities and challenges of state-financed open educational resources: The Norwegian model – a way to more inclusion? SocArXiv. https://doi.org/10.31235/osf.io/7325g

General

Bozkurt, A., et al. (2020). A global outlook to the interruption of education due to COVID-19 Pandemic: Navigating in a time of uncertainty and crisis. Asian Journal of Distance Education, 15(1). http://asianjde.org/ojs/index.php/AsianJDE/article/view/462/307

Brunton, J., Farrell, O., Costello, E., Delaney, L., Foley, C., & Brown, M. (2019). Duelling identities in refugees learning through open, online higher education. Open Praxis, 11(4). http://dx.doi.org/10.5944/openpraxis.11.4.1018

Hoosen, S., & Butcher, N. (2019). Understanding the impact of OER: Achievements and challenges. Moscow, Russia: UNESCO Institute for Information Technologies in Education. https://iite.unesco.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Understanding_the_impact_of_OER_2019_final.pdf

Jeong, H. (2019). Rethinking open universities. The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 20(4). https://doi.org/10.19173/irrodl.v20i4.4163

Kursun, E., Cagiltay, K., & Can, G. (2014). An investigation of faculty perspectives on barriers, incentives, and benefits of the OER movement in Turkey. The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 15(6). https://doi.org/10.19173/irrodl.v15i6.1914

Marín, V., Bond, M., Zawacki-Richter, O., Aydin, C., Bedenlier, S., Bozkurt, A., Conrad, D., Jung, I., Kondakci, Y., Prinsloo, P., Qayyum, A., Roberts, J., Sangrà, A., Slagter van Tryon, P., Veletsianos, G., & Xiao, J. (2020). A Comparative Study of National Infrastructures for Digital (Open) Educational Resources in Higher Education. Open Praxis, 12(2), 241-256. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.5944/openpraxis.12.2.1071

Niezen, G., Eslambolchilar, P., & Thimbleby, H. (2016). Open-source hardware for medical devices. BMJ innovations, 2(2), 78–83. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjinnov-2015-000080

Okada, A., & Ferreira, G. (2012). Co-authorship in the age of cyberculture: Open Educational Resources at the Open University of the United Kingdom. Revista Teias, 13(30) pp. 327–353. http://oro.open.ac.uk/41722/

Souto-Otero, M., Inamorato dos Santos, A., Shields, R., Lažetić, P., Castaño Muñoz, J., Devaux, A., Oberheidt, S., & Punie, Y. (2016).  OpenCases: Case studies on openness in education. Institute for Prospective Technological Studies, Joint Research Centre, European Commission. https://ec.europa.eu/jrc/en/publication/eur-scientific-and-technical-research-reports/opencases-case-studies-openness-education

Moore, S. (2019). Revisiting ‘the 1990s debutante’: scholar-led publishing and the pre-history of the open access movement (postprint). Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology. http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/41h8-j423

Natale, E. (2019). In open access’s long shadow – A view from the Humanities. 027.7 Zeitschrift für Bibliothekskultur / Journal for Library Culture, 6(1), 25-4. http://dx.doi.org/10.12685/027.7-6-1-184

Weller, M., Jordan, K., DeVries, I., & Rolfe, V. (2018). Mapping the open education landscape: citation network analysis of historical open and distance education research. Open Praxis, 10(2), 109-126. doi:10.5944/openpraxis.10.2.822

Instructional designers (ID)

Merkel, E., & Cohen, A. (2015). OER usage by instructional designers and training managers in corporations. Interdisciplinary Journal of E-Skills and Lifelong Learning, 11, 237–256. https://doi.org/10.28945/2307

Open educational practices (OEP)/pedagogy

Atenas, J., & Havemann, L. (Eds.). (2015). Open data as Open educational resources: Case studies of emerging practice. London: Open Knowledge, Open Education Working Group. http://dx.doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.1590031.

Attwell, G., & Pumilia, P. M. (2007). The new pedagogy of open content: Bringing together production, knowledge, development, and learning. Data Science Journal, 6, S211-S219. doi:10.2481/dsj.6.S211

Beetham, H., Falconer, I., McGill, L., & Littlejohn, A. (2012). Open practices: A briefing paper. JISC. Retrieved from https://oersynth.pbworks.com/w/page/51668352/OpenPracticesBriefing

Cardoso, P., Morgado, L., Teixeira, A. (2019). Open practices in public higher education in Portugal: faculty perspectives. Open Praxis, 11(1). http://dx.doi.org/10.5944/openpraxis.11.1.823

Cronin, C. (2017). Openness and praxis: Exploring the use of open educational practices in higher education. The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 18(5). https://doi.org/10.19173/irrodl.v18i5.3096

Ehlers, U-D.,& Conole, G.C. (2010). Open educational practices: Unleashing the power of OER. ResearchGate. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/260423350_Open_Educational_Practices_Unleashing_the_power_of_OER

Ehlers, U. D. (2011). Extending the territory: From open educational resources to open educational practices. Journal of Open, Flexible, and Distance Learning, 15(2), 1-10.

Falconer, I., McGill, L., Littlejohn, A., & Boursinou, E. (2013). Overview and analysis of practices with open educational resources in adult education in Europe. Publications Office of the European Union. https://ec.europa.eu/jrc/en/publication/eur-scientific-and-technical-research-reports/overview-and-analysis-practices-open-educational-resources-adult-education-europe

Farrow, R. (2016). A framework for the ethics of open education. Open Praxis, 8(2). http://dx.doi.org/10.5944/openpr axis.8.2.291

Farrow, R. (2015). Open education and critical pedagogy. Learning, Media and Technology, 42(2), 130-146. https://doi.org/10.1080/17439884.2016.1113991

Koseoglu, S., & Bozkurt, A. (2018). An exploratory literature review on open educational practices, Distance Education, 39:4, 441-461, DOI: 10.1080/01587919.2018.1520042

Maina, M.F., Santos-Hermosa, G., Mancini, F., & Ortiz, L.G. (2020). Ascertaining impacts of capacity building in open educational practices. Distance Education, 41(2). https://doi.org/10.1080/01587919.2020.1757406

Maina, M.F., Santos-Hermosa, G., Mancini, F., & Ortiz, L.G. (2020). Open educational practices (OEP) in the design of digital competence assessment. Distance Education, 41(2). https://doi.org/10.1080/01587919.2020.1757407

Nascimbeni, F., Burgos, D., Campbell, L. M., & Tabacco, A. (2018). Institutional mapping of open educational practices beyond use of open educational resources. Distance Education, 39(4), 511-527. doi:10.1080/01587919.2018.1520040

Perryman, L.-A. & de los Arcos, B. (2016). Women’s empowerment through openness: OER, OEP and the Sustainable Development Goals. Open Praxis, 8(2).

Pitt, R., Jordan, K., de los Arcos, B., Farrow, R., & Weller, M. (2020). Supporting open educational practices through open textbooks. Distance Education, 41(2). https://doi.org/10.1080/01587919.2020.1757411

Pulker, H., & Kukulska-Hulme, A. (2020). Openness re-examined: Teachers’ practices with open educational resources in online language teaching. Distance Education, 41(2). https://doi.org/10.1080/01587919.2020.1757412

Weller, M., de los Arcos, B., Farrow, R., Pitt, B., & McAndrew, P. (2015). The impact of OER on teaching and learning rractice. Open Praxis, 7(4), 351-361. doi:10.5944/openpraxis.7.4.227

Open educational resources (OER)

Atieno Adala, A. (2016). Current State of Advancement of Open Educational Resources in Kenya. Moscow: UNESCO. https://iite.unesco.org/pics/publications/en/files/3214744.pdf

Buckler, A., Perryman, L.-A.,  Seal, T. and Musafir, S. (2014). The role of OER localisation in building a knowledge partnership for development: insights from the TESSA and TESS-India teacher education projects. Open Praxis, 6(3): 221–233. http://oro.open.ac.uk/40814/

Deimann, M. & Farrow, R. (2013).  Rethinking OER and their use: Open education as Bildung. International Review of Online and Distance Learning, 14(3). http://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/article/view/1370/2542

Dichev, C., Dicheva, D., Agre, G., & Angelova, G. (2015). Trends and opportunities in computer science OER development. Cybernetics and Information Technologies, 15(3). https://doi.org/10.1515/cait-2015-0045

Dimitar, P. (2010). Open educational resources and open access in higher education in Macedonia. http://eprints.rclis.org/16131/1/Open%20Educational%20Resources%20and%20OpenAccess%20in%20Higher%20Education%20in%20Macedonia.PDF

Farrow, R., Pitt, R., de los Arcos, B., Perryman, L.-A., Weller, M. and McAndrew, P. (2015). Impact of OER use on teaching and learning: Data from OER Research Hub (2013–2014). British Journal of Educational Technology, 46 (5): 972–976. doi: 10.1111/bjet.12310

Fitzgerald, A. (2013). TOETOE International: FLAX Weaving with Oxford Open Education Resources. UK: The Higher Education Academy. https://s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/assets.creode.advancehe-document-manager/documents/hea/private/hub/download/toetoe_international_flax_weaving_with_o_1568037502.pdf

Ivins, T. (2009). Localization of Open Educational Resources (OER) in Nepal: Strategies of Himalayan Knowledge-Workers. Dissertation. http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/etd4349

Masterman, L, & Wild, J. (2011). OER impact study: Research report. JISC Open Educational Resources Programme: Phase 2. University of Oxford. https://weblearn.ox.ac.uk/access/content/group/ca5599e6-fd26-4203-b416-f1b96068d1cf/Research%20Project%20Reports/OER%20Projects%202011-2014/JISC%20OER%20Impact%20Study%20Research%20Report%20v1-0.pdf

Nikoi, S., & Armellini, A. (2012). The OER mix in higher education: Purpose, process, product, and policy. Distance Education, 33(2), 165–184. https://doi.org/10.1080/01587919.2012.697439

Perryman, L.-A., Buckler, A. and Seal, T. (2014). Learning from TESS-India’s approach to OER localisation across multiple Indian states. Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2(7). http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/bjet.12310/abstract

Risquez, A., McAvinia, C., Desmond, Y., Bruen, C., Ryan, D., & Coughlan, A. (2020). Towards a devolved model of management of OER? The case of the Irish higher education sector. International Review or Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 21(1). http://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/article/download/4545/5272?inline=1

Scanlon, E. (2012). Open educational resources in support of science learning: Tools for inquiry and observation. Distance Education, 33(2), 221–236. https://doi.org/10.1080/01587919.2012.692053

Stracke, C.M., Downes, S., Conole, G., Burgos, D., & Nascimbeni, F. (2019). Are MOOCs open educational resources? A literature review on history, definitions and typologies of OER and MOOCs. Open Praxis, 11(4). http://dx.doi.org/10.5944/openpraxis.11.4.1010

Tlili, A., Huang, R., Chang, T.-W., Nascimbeni, F., & Burgos, D. (2019). Open Educational Resources and Practices in China: A Systematic Literature Review. Sustainability, 11(18), 4867. doi:10.3390/su11184867

Weller, M., Jordan, K., DeVries, I., Rolfe, V. (2018). Mapping the open education landscape: Citation network analysis of historical open and distance education research. Open Praxis, 10(2). http://dx.doi.org/10.5944/openpraxis.10.2.822

Open monographs

Adema, J. (2019). Towards a roadmap for open access monographs. Knowledge Exchange 2019. doi: 10.5281/zenodo.2644997

Open peer review/peer review

Bozkurt, A., Koseoglu, S., & Singh, L. (2019). An analysis of peer reviewed publications on openness in education in half a century: Trends and patterns in the open hemisphere. Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 35(4). https://doi.org/10.14742/ajet.4252

Dandieu, C., & HIRMEOS Consortium. (2019). Report on post-publication open peer review experiment (Version 1). Zenodo. https://zenodo.org/record/3275651#.Xk8CFhd7lBw

Open textbooks

Pitt, R. (2015). Mainstreaming Open Textbooks: Educator Perspectives on the Impact of OpenStax College open textbooks. The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 16 (4). http://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/article/view/2381

Perception/attitude/awareness

Harold, S., Rolfe, V. (2019). “I find the whole enterprise daunting” Staff understanding of open education initiatives with a UK university. Open Praxis, 11(1). http://dx.doi.org/10.5944/openpraxis.11.1.918

Nkwenti, M.N., & Abeywardena, I.S. (2019). OER mainstreaming in Cameroon: Perceptions and barriers. Open Praxis, 11(3). http://dx.doi.org/10.5944/openpraxis.11.3.981

Ozdemir, O., & Bonk, C. J. (2017). Turkish teachers’ awareness and perceptions of open educational resources. Journal of Learning for Development, 4(3), 309-321. http://jl4d.org/index.php/ejl4d/article/view/224/273

Rolfe, V. (2012). Open educational resources: staff attitudes and awareness. Research in Learning Technology, 20. doi: 10.3402/rlt.v20i0/14395

Policy

Atenas, J., Havemann, L., Nascimbeni, F., Villar-Onrubia, D., & Orlic, D. (2019). Fostering openness in education: Considerations for sustainable policy-making. Open Praxis, 11(2), 167-183. http://dx.doi.org/10.5944/openpraxis.11.2.947

Inamorato dos Santos, A. (2017). Going open: Policy recommendations on open education in Europe. JRC Science for Policy Report, European Commission.

Inamorato does Santos, A., Nascimbeni, F., Bacsich, P., Atenas, J., Aceto, S., Burgos, D., & Punie, Y. (2017). Policy approaches to open education – Case studies from 28 EU member states . JRC Technical Reports. https://ec.europa.eu/jrc/en/publication/policy-approaches-open-education-case-studies-28-eu-member-states-openedu-policies

Kalman, Y. M. (2017). Open educational resources: Policy, costs, and transformation. The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 18(3). https://doi.org/10.19173/irrodl.v18i3.3108

Mulder, F. (2013). The logic of national policies and strategies for open educational resources. The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 14(2), 96–105. https://doi.org/10.19173/irrodl.v14i2.1536

Wiens, K., & Tarkowski, A. (eds). (2016). Global open policy report. Open Policy Network. Mountain View, CA: Creative Commons.

Foundations for OER strategy development. (2015, November 18). Version 1.0 (Word.)

Publishers/publishing

Arimoto, M. M., Barroca, L., & Barbosa, E. F. (2016). Am-OER: An agile method for the development of open educational resources. Informatics in Education, 15(2), 205–233, doi: 10.15388/infedu.2016.11

Ross-Hellauer, T., Fecher, B., Shearer, K., & Rodrigues, E. (2019). Pubfair: A Distributed Framework for Open Publishing Services, version 2. Confederation of Open Access Repositories. https://www.coar-repositories.org/files/Pubfair-version-2-November-27-2019-2.pdf

Weller, Martin (2012). The openness-creativity cycle in education: a perspective. Journal of Interactive Media in Education. http://jime.open.ac.uk/articles/10.5334/2012-02/

Quality

Atenas, J., & Havemann, L. (2013). Quality assurance in the open: An evaluation of OER repositories. The International Journal for Innovation and Quality in Learning.

Mathes, J. (2019). Global Quality in Online, Open, Flexible and Technology Enhanced Education. Oslo, Norway: International Council for Open and Distance Education. https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5b99664675f9eea7a3ecee82/t/5d2476fbe6f76d00010499a3/156267084603/ICDE+Global+Quality+in+Online+Open+Flexible+and+Technology+Enhanced+Final+REPORT+2018-min.pdf

Reading: paper vs. screens

Mangen, A., Walgermo, B.R., & Bronnick, K.K. (2013). Reading linear texts on paper versus computer screen: Effects on reading comprehension. International Journal of Educational Research, 58: 61-18. doi: 10.1016/j.ijer.2012.12.002

Remixing OER

Coughlan, T., Pitt, R., & McAndrew P. (2013). Building pen bridges: Collaborative remixing and reuse of open educational resources across organisations. CHI ’13: Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems991–1000. https://doi.org/10.1145/2470654.2466127

Scholarship

Tennant, J., Agarwal, R., Baždarić, K., Brassard, D., Crick, T., Dunleavy, D. J., … Yarkoni, T. (2020, March 6). A tale of two ‘opens’: intersections between Free and Open Source Software and Open Scholarship. https://doi.org/10.31235/osf.io/2kxq8

Social justice

Adam, T. (2020). Between social justice and decolonisation: Exploring South African MOOC designers’ conceptualisations and approaches to addressing injustices. Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2020(1), 7. http://doi.org/10.5334/jime.557

Bali, M., Cronin, C., & Jhangiani, R. S. (2020). Framing open educational practices from a social justice perspective. Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2020(1), 10. http://doi.org/10.5334/jime.565

Charitonos, K., Albuerne Rodriguez, C., Witthaus, G., & Bossu, C. (2020). Advancing social justice for asylum seekers and refugees in the UK: An open education approach to strengthening capacity through Refugee Action’s Frontline Immigration Advice Project. Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2020(1), 11. http://doi.org/10.5334/jime.563

Meri-Yilan, S. (2020). The online interface and social inclusion: A MOOC study in Turkey. Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2020(1), 12. http://doi.org/10.5334/jime.558

Urbančič, T., Polajnar, A., & Jermol, M. (2019). Open education for a better world: A mentoring programme fostering design and reuse of open educational resources for sustainable development goals. Open Praxis, 11(4). http://dx.doi.org/10.5944/openpraxis.11.4.1026

Student support

Farrow, R., de los Arcos, B., Pitt, R., & Weller, M. (2015). Who are the open learners? A comparative study profiling non-formal users of open educational resources. European Journal of Open, Distance and E-learning, 18(2). http://oro.open.ac.uk/4496

Sustainability

UNESCO: Data for the sustainable development goals, education and literacy

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). https://doi.org/10.7554/eLife.42254.001

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