A Preliminary Exploration of the Relationships Between Student-Created OER, Sustainability, and Students Success

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Citation: David Wiley, Ashley Webb, Sarah Weston, DeLaina Tonks (2017) A Preliminary Exploration of the Relationships Between Student-Created OER, Sustainability, and Students Success. International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning (RSS)


Wikidata: Q59411248

Download: http://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/article/view/3022/4222

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Summary:

Review what Open Educational Resources are, examples of novice-created content such as Wikipedia, and questions about OER quality.

Case study of a high school digital photography class in which students could contribute OER (license own photos, make a video, make and revise notes as teaching assistants) for extra credit. In 2014-15 5-10% of course material was student-created OER. 2011-2015 the instructor, assignments, and grading criteria all remained stable (authors do not mention other possible confounders). Average grades increased (statistically significant). However few students took advantage of the extra credit opportunity, and it is not clear that increasing proportion of student-created material further would further increase grades.

Theoretical and practical relevance:

"The relationship between the amount of student-created OER added to a course and the resulting changes in student performance needs much more investigation."