Posted in July 2014

OER Research Hub: July Round-Up

OER Research Hub: July Round-Up

What’s been happening at the Hub in July? It’s time for our monthly news round-up! Open Textbook Bonanza July kicked off with the release of a range of our research on open textbooks during the aptly named Open Textbook Research week. With contributors from all of our fantastic open textbook collaborators, this was a great chance to…

Listen to Barbara Illowsky on the Journey of Collaborative Statistics! (Part Two)

Listen to Barbara Illowsky on the Journey of Collaborative Statistics! (Part Two)

This is the second part of an interview with Barbara Illowsky, OCWC Educator ACE Award winner, Professor of Math and Statistics at De Anza College and co-author of the OpenStax College open textbook Introductory Statistics (previously Collaborative Statistics). Read the first part of this interview to find out more about Barbara, De Anza College, the impact of high textbook costs, student savings, how…

Listen to Barbara Illowsky on the Journey of Collaborative Statistics! (Part One)

Listen to Barbara Illowsky on the Journey of Collaborative Statistics! (Part One)

Earlier in the year I posted transcribed excerpts from an interview with OCWC Educator ACE Award winner, Professor of Math and Statistics at De Anza College and co-author of the OpenStax College open textbook Introductory Statistics (previously Collaborative Statistics) Barbara Illowsky. You can find my original post on the OpenEd13 interview here, which is still worth checking out for an overview of the interview…

Open Knowledge Festival 2014

Open Knowledge Festival 2014

Earlier this week I was lucky enough to head to Berlin with colleagues Rob Farrow and Martin Weller to participate in the Open Knowledge Festival (#okfest14) Open Minds to Open Action at the amazing Kulturbrauerei… Thank to everyone we spoke to over the course of the festival; it was great to meet old and new friends…

Elise Adamson on OpenStax College Textbooks

Elise Adamson on OpenStax College Textbooks

Earlier in the week we heard from Paul Shaber on his experiences of using OpenStax College (OSC) textbooks. Today we’re going to hear from two more educators, who I was fortunate enough to speak with earlier in the year: Elise Adamson and Adrienne Williamson. This post is dedicated to excerpts from Elise’s interview and you can find…

Adrienne Williams on OpenStax College Textbooks

Earlier in the week we heard from Paul Shaber on his experiences of using OpenStax College (OSC) textbooks. Today we’re going to hear from two more educators, who I was fortunate enough to speak with earlier in the year: Elise Adamson and Adrienne Williamson. This post is dedicated to excerpts from Adrienne’s interview and you can find…

OpenStax College Student Survey Results (Part II)

OpenStax College Student Survey Results (Part II)

Welcome to part two of the OpenStax College (OSC) student survey findings. In this post we look more closely at some of the findings relating to the use and impact of OSC open textbooks.  You can check back to Part I for the background to these findings, an overview of the sample and the main research…

Siyavula Educator Survey Results: OER Behaviours and Attitudes (Part III)

Siyavula Educator Survey Results: OER Behaviours and Attitudes (Part III)

This is the penultimate post of our four-part series of co-authored posts by Beck Pitt (OER Research Hub researcher) and Megan Beckett (Siyavula) on the Siyavula educator survey findings. Previous posts focused on the Siyavula educator sample and educational contexts in South Africa. The final post will focus on educators’ attitudes and use of Siyavula. Today we’re looking at some of the findings…