The OER Research

This page contains a sort of bibliography of the literature on OER.   One of the biggest impediments to the implementation of OER is a lack of knowledge by faculty.  I hope in some small way that this collection helps remedy that problem.

Open Educational Resources are teaching, learning, and research resources that reside in the public domain or have been released under an intellectual property license that permits their free use and re-purposing by others. Open educational resources include full courses, course materials, modules, textbooks, streaming videos, tests, software, and any other tools, materials, or techniques used to support access to knowledge.

– The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

Faculty Perceptions of OER

Belikov & Bodily. (2016).  Incentives and barriers to OER adoption:  A qualitative analysis of faculty perceptions.  Open Praxis, vol. 8 issue 3, p. 235–246.

Mtebe & Raisamo (2014).

Organizations and Resources

Achieve is an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit education reform organization dedicated to working with states to raise academic standards and graduation requirements, improve assessments, and strengthen accountability.

Organizational Implementation

Griffiths, R., Mislevy, J., Wang, S., Shear, L., Mitchell, N., Bloom, M., Staisloff, R., Desrochers, D. (2017). Launching OER Degree Pathways: An Early Snapshot of Achieving the Dream’s OER Degree Initiative and Emerging Lessons. Menlo Park, CA: SRI International.

This document describes the implementation of entire degree programs using OER materials.  It discusses some barriers to implementing entire OER degree programs as well as some best practices.


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