OER Research

The OER Steering Committee and Faculty Advisory Council are gathering research to support the adoption, adaptation, and creation of open educational resources at MTSU. Please let us know if you'd like to see something added here!

Relevant Research

Allen, N. (2010). A cover to cover solution: How open textbooks are the path to textbook affordability. The Student Public Interest Research Group. Retrieved from http://www.studentpirgs.org/sites/student/files/reports/A-Cover-To-Cover-Solution_4.pdf

The College Board. (2015). Average estimated undergraduate budgets, 2014-2015. Trends in higher education. Available at: http://trends.collegeboard.org/college-pricing/figures-tables/average-estimated-undergraduate-budgets-2014-15#Key Points 

Delimont, N., Turtle, E.C., Bennett, A., Adhikari, K., & Lindshield, B.L. (2016). University students and faculty have positive perceptions of open/alternative resources and their utilization in a textbook replacement initiative. Research in Learning Technology, 24, 1-13 (0), 1-13. DOI: 10.3402/rlt.v24.29920 

Florida Virtual Campus. (2016). 2016 Florida Student Textbook & Course Materials Survey. Tallahassee, FL. Retrieved from: http://www.openaccesstextbooks.org/pdf/2016_Florida_Student_Textbook_Survey.pdf 

Goldrick-Rab, Sara. (2016). Paying the Price: College Costs, Financial Aid, and the Betrayal of the American Dream. University of Chicago Press.

Greenstone, M., Looney, A., Patashnik, J., & Yu, M. (2013). Thirteen economic facts about social mobility and the role of education. Washington, DC: The Hamilton Project, Brookings Institution.

Goldrick-Rab, S., and Cook, M.A.E. (2011). College students in changing contexts. In P. G. Altbach, P. J. Gumport, and R. O. Berdahl (eds.), American Higher Education In the Twenty-First Century: Social, Political, and Economic Challenges (3rd ed., pp. 254-278). Baltimore: John Hopkins University Press.

The Institute for College Access and Success. (September 2018). Student Debt and the Class of 2017. Retrieved from: https://ticas.org/sites/default/files/pub_files/classof2017.pdf

Kelchen, R. (2015). Exploring the topic of Indirect Costs to Today’s Higher Education Students. American Council on Education, Center for Education Attainment and Innovation.

National Center for Educational Statistics. (2018). Loans for undergraduate students. Available at: https://nces.ed.gov/programs/coe/indicator_cub.asp

Reinsfelder, T.L., & Moore, J.P. (2020). Power Dynamics in a Complex OER Environment: Who Is Leading the Way? Library Trends 69(2), 370-394. DOI:10.1353/lib.2020.0038.

SPARC (2017). OER Mythbusting. Washington, DC: SPARC. Available at: https://sparcopen.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/OER_Mythbusting_2017.pdf

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