Open University

For The Open University OER Research Hub

  • Amount
    $325,000
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
    7/13/2015
  • Term
    22 Months
  • Type of Support
    General Support/Program
Overview
The OER Research Hub at the Open University in the United Kingdom aims to establish and raise the profile of an evidence base for OER. The hub will refine research directions for the OER field, improve the tools for building research capacity, and develop approaches for supporting the research needs of other organizations and funders working in the OER field. This work will coalesce the research base regarding OER and improve research capacity.
About the Grantee
Grantee Website
www.open.ac.uk/ 
Address
Walton Hall
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK7 6AA United Kingdom
Grants to this Grantee
for exploring the viability of introducing open textbooks in higher education in the United Kingdom  
The Open University was founded in the U.K. in 1969 to open up higher education to all, regardless of circumstances or location. The university will explore the viability of introducing open textbooks in U.K. higher education. The project will also test the generalizability of two open textbook adoption models currently supported by the Program: the OpenStax model and the Open Textbook Network approach.
for the Global OER Graduate Network  
The Open University’s Global OER Graduate Network is an international network that connects Ph.D. researchers (and their supervisors) who are studying issues related to OER through seminars and online community building. The network will continue enhancing the diversity of its members, drawing out important research findings, and sustaining a community of students and researchers. A robust OER research infrastructure and increased use of high impact research will support mainstream OER adoption.

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