Current research, such as this mixed method study, performed in the United States are putting the innovation and adoption of OER into a new context and support future innovation and adoption. This study found five major themes which are consistent with findings from the Babson Group’s (Allen & Seaman, 2016) survey of 3000 higher education faculty members and a previous survey of Kaleidoscope Open Course Initiative faculty (Bliss, Robinson, Hilton and Wiley, 2013) . This session will review the study findings and first hand faculty experiences with innovation and adoption of OER in the United States.
Allen, I. & Seaman, J. (2016). Opening the textbook: Open educational resources in US higher education, 2015-2016. Pearson: Babson Survey Research Group.
Bliss, T., Robinson, J., Hilton, J. & Wiley, D. (2013). An OER COUP: College teacher and student perceptions of open educational resources. Journal of Interactive Media in Education. 2013(1), p.Art. 4. DOI: http://doi.org/10.5334/2013-04
Perkins, R. (2010). Reflections on relief: Open educational resources. TechTrends, 54(3), pp.14-15.