OpenStax College Survey Results (Part I)

CNX2013 at Rice University (Picture Credit: Beck Pitt CC-BY) CNX2013 at Rice University (Picture Credit: Beck Pitt CC-BY)

Exciting times! I’m currently in Houston and about to head on over to Rice University for CNX2014 tomorrow. I was lucky enough to attend last year’s conference and am returning this year to present some of our research findings on OpenStax College (OSC) textbooks as part of 1 April’s Rapid Fire panel session Efficacy: Are they Learning? with Denise Domizi (UGA) and John Hilton III (BYU). For more info on the conference check out the schedule here.

Over the past year or so I’ve been working with Daniel Williamson of OSC/Connexions to conduct research into the impact of OSC textbooks on both educators and students. To date, we’ve run questionnaires with both user groups and I’ve also interviewed a small number of educators about their use of the textbooks. Work is ongoing and I’m currently focused on creating case studies and looking for…

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