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Wednesday, November 19 • 4:15pm - 4:45pm
A multi-institutional study of the impact of open textbook adoption on the learning outcomes of post-secondary students

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 The purpose of this study is to analyze whether the adoption of no-cost open digital textbooks significantly predicts students’ completion of courses, achievement, and enrollment intensity during and after semesters in which OER were used. This study utilizes a quantitative quasi-experimental design with propensity score matched groups to examine differences in outcomes between students that used OER and those that did not. The demographics of the initial sample of 16,727 included 4,909 students in the treatment condition with a pool of 11,818 in the control condition. There were statistically significant differences between groups, all favoring students utilizing OER. 

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Lane Fischer

Department Chair, BYU
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John Hilton III

Professor, Brigham Young University
I began researching issues related to OER in 2008. I'm passionate about increasing OER research - especially research related to efficacy and student perceptions. See http://openedgroup.org/review.
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David Wiley

Co-Founder and Chief Academic Officer, Lumen Learning
I've spent over 20 years creating, clarifying, elaborating, and evangelizing the core ideas of open education to students, faculty, institutions, companies, and governments. I've also worked to place a solid foundation of empirical research beneath these core ideas. Now, my colleagues... Read More →

Wednesday November 19, 2014 4:15pm - 4:45pm EST
Virginia Ballroom

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