Student impact

Use of OER leads to improvement in student performance and satisfaction (OER improve student performance/satisfaction)

Summary: Educators show strong belief that OER improve student performance and satisfaction, learners less so. Where comparative data points exist there is some evidence that performance is improved by OER use. MOOC completion rates are low but satisfaction of ‘completers’ is high.

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CollegeHigher EducationInformalSchool-K12

Balance of Evidence
College Higher Educ... Informal School-K12

Sector Breakdown (+ve)

CollegeHigher EducationInformalSchool-K12

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Key Questions
  • How do students benefit from using OER?
  • Are students satisfied with the quality of openly licensed materials?
  • How can the influence of OER on student performance be isolated from other factors which may affect performance?