Posted by on Oct 12, 2016 in News | 2 comments

Help assess how faculty are using OER in B.C.

We are currently sponsoring two surveys about your experience with Open Educational Resources. You are welcome to participate in either, both or neither. Below are the details on each survey.

Survey 1:

This is an invitation for you to participate in a brief online survey that investigates how B.C. post-secondary faculty select and assign required course materials.

This research is being conducted by Dr. Rajiv Jhangiani (Department of Psychology, Kwantlen Polytechnic University) and has been approved by the research ethics board at Kwantlen Polytechnic University.

The survey should take about 5 minutes to complete. At the end of the survey, you may enter your email address into a draw for one of 25 $50 gift cards.

Please click on the following link to read the letter of informed consent and participate in the survey: https://qsharingeu.eu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_2fOdZ08Y6fWB3lX

Survey 2:

If you are a faculty member at B.C. post-secondary institution and have adopted one or more open textbooks to use in your course(s), please consider filling out this short survey from our colleague in Boise, Idaho, Eulho Jung. This questionnaire explores faculty perceptions about the cost, outcomes, use, quality, impact and other important variables linked to open textbook adoption. The survey will take approximately 15 minutes to complete.

SURVEY: https://boisestate.az1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_bvLDZc80BzqGUyF

The final results will be shared with BCcampus and the larger open educational community in B.C. and beyond.

Eulho Jung is an OER Research Fellow with the Open Education Group. This fellowship involves, in part, conducting empirical research on the impact of open educational resources on the cost of education, student success outcomes, patterns of usage of OER, and perceptions of OER.

Eulho Jung has earned a doctorate in Instructional Systems Technology from Indiana University Bloomington. He is currently serving as a research and retention analyst and instructional design consultant at the eCampus Center of Boise State University.  His research interests revolve around intersecting expertise development and instructional systems design with the goals of realizing personalized learning. At Boise State, his primary roles center on utilizing learning analytics for effective decision-making processes for the institution. 

If you have questions about the survey, please email eulhojung@boisestate.edu.

2 Comments

  1. __Ideally, all Faculty syllabi help students seeking savings by offering them options to the recommended reading materials via a comprehensive list of reviewed and rated alternative commercial textbook editions and/or free OER. Consider the ways that Students and TA’s can help their Faculty by doing the time consuming research throughout the course of the semester to discover these alternative commercial and free educational resources to be Faculty-vetted and listed as options within their Syllabus.

  2. To Don Georges: Have your faculty and students check the free educational resources (OER, OCW, MOOCs, Case Studies, Creative Commons, Open Textbooks, and more) available at California State University’s Multimedia Educational Resources for Learning and Online Teaching (MERLOT) at http://www.merlot.org and MERLOT Student Portal at http://www.merlotx.org Enjoy 🙂 J.B. Shaw (Merlot Member)