What are Open Educational Resources?
Open Educational Resources (OERs) are teaching, learning and research resources that reside in the public domain or have been released under an intellectual copy right license that permits their free use or re-purposing by others. OERs include textbooks, presentations, audio recordings, videos and other learning objects.
Check out the Open Educational Resources (OER) page at TRU Libraries for more information on accessible resources, OER-related journals, effective search terms and informative blogs! The Open Educational Resources LibGuide is a useful aid for finding various types of OER resources, like an Open Textbook !
Some quick links:
BCcampus (18 January 2016) Exploring Faculty Use of Open Educational Resources at British Columbia Post-secondary Institutions.
McCabe, H. & Sasagawa, E. (3 November, 2016) Open Dialogues: How to Rethink Textbooks. Open UBC.
Academic Articles of Interest
Annand, D., & Jensen, T. (2017). Incentivizing the production and use of open educational resources in higher education institutions. In The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning 18(4).
Barker et al. (2018) Eight patterns of open textbook adoption in British Columbia. International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 19(3).
Henricks, et al. (2017) The adoption of an open textbook in a large physics course: an analysis of cost, outcomes, use and perceptions. In International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 18(4).
Jhanjiani, R. (2017). Pragmatism vs. idealism and the identity crisis of OER advocacy. In Open Praxis, 9(2).
Jhanjiani, R. & Jhangiani,. S. (2017). Investigating the perceptions, use, and impact of open textbooks: a survey of post-secondary students in British Columbia. In International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 18(4).
Jung, E. et al. (2017). Higher education faculty perceptions of open textbook adoption. In International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 18(4).