From Static to Interactive and From Open to Free: Consequences Both Intended and Unintended

The most recent issue of IRRODL included an article titled Effectiveness of OER Use in First-Year Higher Education Students’ Mathematical Course Performance: A Case Study, by Juan I. Venegas-Muggli and Werner Westermann. Quoting from the article: The main aims of this research were to examine the effect of OER use among higher education students and to … Read more

OER Cost Savings and Adoption Rates: New Methodologies, New Data, and New Results

At the OpenEd Conference in 2013, Nicole Allen and I challenged the OER community to save students one billion dollars. Five years later, SPARC have collected a significant amount of data in order to answer the question of whether or not we have achieved that goal. You can read more about the data collection methodology … Read more