What does the research tell us about OER? How can your faculty or your institution conduct its own research on the impact of OER on students and faculty?

2016 Student Textbook and Course Materials Survey

Read the results of a bi-annual survey on the impact of textbook costs conducted with over 22,000 public higher education students in Florida.

Course Materials Adoption: A Faculty Survey and Outlook for the OER Landscape

Read a white paper that examines faculty behavior for discovering, evaluating, and selecting instructional materials, and explores barriers to discovery and adoption of OER.

OER Research Toolkit

Get resources for your OER research, including an OER research guidebook, surveys for students and faculty, and a data collection template.

Open Education Group and OER Research Fellows publications

Find articles and book chapters related to research on OER perceptions and impact in higher education.

Participant Experiences and Financial Impacts: Findings from Year 2 of Achieving the Dream’s OER Degree Initiative

Learn about the impact the OER Degree Initiative has had on students’ perceptions of their OER courses, institutional costs of implementing OER, and student savings.

The Impact of Open Educational Resources on Various Student Success Metrics

Explore the findings of a large-scale study conducted by the Center for Teaching and Learning at the University of Georgia on the impact of OER on student success metrics.

University at Buffalo Open Education Research Lab

See how the University at Buffalo is using the learning sciences to study open education at SUNY.