OpenEd17: The 14th Annual Open Education Conference
October 11 – 13, 2017  ::  Anaheim, CA

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Wednesday, October 11 • 1:00pm - 1:25pm
A Model Pilot OER Efficacy Study for Community Colleges

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This study analyzed the effect enrollment in an OER course had on student academic achievement when controlling for prior academic achievement in an introductory online history course at a large community college. A correlation analysis and simple linear regression were conducted. The results of this research indicate a significant positive moderate correlation between OER and student achievement. The study also provides a springboard for discussion about the value of rigorous research at community colleges using readily available data through student information systems. This session may be interesting for community college leaders who want to begin to use data more effectively or who seek to take on more of researcher/practitioner role at their institutions. This session can motivate community college leaders to conduct research of their own using data available from their own institutions to make decisions about OER use, adoption, and policy.

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Kim Grewe

Chancellor's Faculty Fellow, Northern Virginia Community College
I am an educator, scholar, technology enthusiast, and champion of Open Education with over 25 years' teaching experience from middle school to community college. I am currently working on a PhD in Community College Leadership at Old Dominion University where I am conducting research... Read More →

Wednesday October 11, 2017 1:00pm - 1:25pm PDT
Terrace A - C