Rice University

For Developing A Transdisciplinary Research Team To Improve Student Learning With OER

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  • Date Awarded
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    24 Months
  • Type of Support
    General Support/Program
OpenStax is establishing the Learning in Education Research Network at Rice University, a first-of-its-kind scientific and educational endeavor to study and harness the complex factors that propel human learning. With this new partnership, the network expects to be able to use OER to radically advance the learning sciences and to foster the development and validation of truly personalized educational approaches that will help all learners reach their full intellectual potential. This approach will deepen connections between research and practice, specifically studies that can support and demonstrate the effective use of OER.
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for expanding the OpenStax library of OER course materials and tools  
OpenStax at Rice University prepares students for a rapidly changing world by creating free, high-quality OER integrated with learning technologies to personalize education for all students. With this grant, OpenStax will accelerate the expansion of open textbooks for high-enrollment postsecondary courses, while opening new markets in the most sought-after and growing degree programs. This grant serves key goals for the Open Education strategy, including increasing availability of OER; facilitating a strong and growing technology and research partnership ecosystem; and prioritizing principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion in course development. (Substrategy: Content, Tools, and Services)

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