Start Date

29-3-2021 2:00 PM

End Date

29-3-2021 2:45 PM

Presentation Type

Presentation

Primary Theme

Pedagogy, Andragogy, and Designs

Secondary Theme

Shared Perspectives

Description

Abstract: There is an expanding movement in higher education across the United States regarding adopting Open Educational Resources (OER). Universities are increasingly switching to faculty-level adoptions of OER to increase student satisfaction and success. While the research focuses on the financial benefits OER provides for the students, it has paid limited attention to its impact on student satisfaction and success. In this presentation, we discuss the benefits and challenges of course-level adoption of OER and share the experience of three members in the School of Management and Marketing regarding switching to OER in a number of qualitative and quantitative management courses. We focus on themes including but not limited to the evaluation of OER use from the faculty and student perspectives, benefits, and challenges OER poses for the faculty and the students, and its impact on student success and satisfaction metrics. The presentation's objective is to provide an objective evaluation of the OER adoption and inspire the faculty members interested in switching to the use of OER. We aim to create an open discussion on the broadening value of OER, share learned lessons, and contribute to the understanding of its relevance in the face of increasing challenges to higher education.

Keywords: Faculty-level adoption, students satisfaction, students success, management courses, satisfaction metrics.

Comments

Track: The presentation fits under any of the following two tracks:

  • Pedagogy, Andragogy, and designs - How do we help all students thrive in this changing educational environment with the use of OER?

  • Student and faculty collaboration Experience/Community (not listed in the dropdown list)

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Mar 29th, 2:00 PM Mar 29th, 2:45 PM

Opening Paths to Student Satisfaction and Success: Can Open Educational Resources Help?

https://kean-edu.zoom.us/j/98308870531

Abstract: There is an expanding movement in higher education across the United States regarding adopting Open Educational Resources (OER). Universities are increasingly switching to faculty-level adoptions of OER to increase student satisfaction and success. While the research focuses on the financial benefits OER provides for the students, it has paid limited attention to its impact on student satisfaction and success. In this presentation, we discuss the benefits and challenges of course-level adoption of OER and share the experience of three members in the School of Management and Marketing regarding switching to OER in a number of qualitative and quantitative management courses. We focus on themes including but not limited to the evaluation of OER use from the faculty and student perspectives, benefits, and challenges OER poses for the faculty and the students, and its impact on student success and satisfaction metrics. The presentation's objective is to provide an objective evaluation of the OER adoption and inspire the faculty members interested in switching to the use of OER. We aim to create an open discussion on the broadening value of OER, share learned lessons, and contribute to the understanding of its relevance in the face of increasing challenges to higher education.

Keywords: Faculty-level adoption, students satisfaction, students success, management courses, satisfaction metrics.