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.

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-

Open Access Articles of Interest

Peter Suber, Director of the Office of Scholarly Communication at Harvard, on OA

College Textbooks:  Do You Get What You Pay For?

Academic press consolidation, monopolization

Peer-Reviewed Research

A multi-institutional study of the impact of open textbook adoption on the learning outcomes of post-secondary students

Academic Journal Publisher Profits

Academic Journals: The Most Profitable Obsolete Technology in History

What If Elsevier and Researchers Quit Playing Hide-and-Seek?


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

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

Getting Started with OER on Your Campus by Abbey Elder, Iowa State University