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From Paper to Digital: Undergraduate Students’ Perceptions with Open Educational Resources
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, University of Oklahoma, United States

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Las Vegas, NV, United States ISBN 978-1-939797-37-7 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

Given the upsurge of textbook costs, one textbook alternative is using open educational resources (OER) to replace them completely. While OER unquestionably save students money, the question remains whether the adoption of OER (instructional materials) is aligned with open pedagogy (methods). Using a survey and two student focus groups, this study investigated 46 undergraduate students’ perceptions of using only OER in an introductory course in a large American public university. Results found that students liked textbook cost savings, dynamic and plentiful OER materials, mobile learning, and development of self-directed skills and copyright guidelines. Meanwhile, challenges students experienced include lack of the tactile sense with OER, slow Internet connections, unclear instruction and guidance, and insufficient self-regulation skills. Course design and implementation considerations were discussed.

Citation

Lin, H. (2019). From Paper to Digital: Undergraduate Students’ Perceptions with Open Educational Resources. In K. Graziano (Ed.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 1207-1215). Las Vegas, NV, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved June 25, 2019 from .

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