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Open Educational Resources (OER)

Provides information on open educational resources


UND OER Research

Clinton, V. (2018). Savings Without Sacrifice: A Case Report on Open-Source Textbook Adoption. Open Learning: The Journal of Open, Distance and e-Learning, 33:3, 177-189, DOI: 10.1080/02680513.2018.1486184

Clinton, V. (2019). Cost, Outcomes, Use, and Perceptions of Open Educational Resources in Psychology: A Narrative Review of the Literature. Psychology Learning & Teaching, 18(1), 4–20.

Clinton, V., & Khan, S. (2019). Efficacy of Open Textbook Adoption on Learning Performance and Course Withdrawal Rates: A Meta-Analysis. AERA Open.

Kelly, A.E., Laurin, J.N., Clinton-Lisell, V. (2022). Making Psychology’s hidden figures visible using open educational resources: A replication and extension study. Teaching of Psychology.

Open Access Articles of Interest

Allen, N. (2016, October 7). College textbooks: Do you get what you pay for? HuffPost.

Harvard University. (2014, October 10.) Office Hours: Peter Suber on Open Access [Video]. YouTube.

Kolowich, S. (2015, December 2). In fight over academic publishing house, fear of corporate values. The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Moody, G. (2022, May 18). Why moving to diamond open access will not only save money, but also help to protect privacy. Walled Culture.

Pool, R. (2021, June/July). OERs: The future of education? Research Information.

Peer-Reviewed Research

Fischer, L., Hilton, J., III, Robinson, T. J., & Wiley, D. A. (2015). A multi-institutional study of the impact of open textbook adoption on the learning outcomes of post-secondary students. Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 27, 159-172.

Huang, R., Tlili, A., Chang, T. W., Zhang, X., Nascimbeni, F., & Burgos, D. (2020). Disrupted classes, undisrupted learning during COVID-19 outbreak in China: Application of open educational practices and resources. Smart Learning Environments, 7(19).

Keller, W. (2020). One year reflection of using open education resources from a department chair’s eyes. About Campus, 25(6), 29-31.

da Lima-Lopes, R. E. & Diniz Biazi, T. M. (2021). Open education resources in the global scenario: Highlights and challenges. Ilha do Desterro, 74, 17-39.

Open Education Group’s Review Project collects peer reviewed research on both perceptions and efficacy of OER:
(Led by John Hilton III, with contributions from Stacie Mason and Virginia Clinton-

Student Perspectives

Bates, H. (2022, December 7). What can the fall of Z-library teach us about textbook accessibility? The Wellesley News.

Bilotta, A. (2022, September 26). Textbooks or food?: The unfortunate decision many university students are facing. The Brock Press.

Garland, J. (2022, October 23). How the buying of college textbooks has changed over the past 50 years. The Review.

Herrera, R. (2022, May 18). Open educational resources help students save money. The Connection.

Regarding Academic Journal Publishers

Harmon, E. (2015, December 16). What if Elsevier and researchers quit playing hide-and-seek? Electronic Frontier Foundation.

Schmitt, J. (2015, February 21). Academic journals: The most profitable obsolete technology in history. HuffPost.

SPARC (n.d.). Decoding "inclusive access".


Getting Started with Open Educational Resources by Abbey Elder, Iowa State University

Open Access Crash Course by Jill Cirasella, The Graduate Center, CUNY

Open Education: Access, Pedagogy, and a Reinvestment in Public Higher Ed by Robin DeRosa, Plymouth State University

Serving Social Justice & Pedagogical Innovation with Open Educational Practices by Rajiv Jhangiani, Kwantlen Polytechnic University