Use of OER is an effective method for improving retention for at-risk students (OER can help at-risk learners to finish their studies)
Summary: Evidence shows that in purposefully targeted projects OER based material can improve retention. It can also be used in a pre-emptive fashion to help learners make informed study choices. There are a number of methodological issues with this hypothesis and in Year 2 detailed analysis of comparative student data has been planned.
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- Can OER help to improve student retention?
- If so, is this because of reduced textbook cost, pedagogical innovation, or both?
- Are OER particularly effective for 'at-risk' students?
- Low MOOC persistence rate (University of Pennsylvania / Coursera) - 9784 Views
- College educators support for OER as driver of student retention - 2003 Views
- Affordable Learning Solutions Survey (San José State Univeristy) - 1233 Views
- Tidewater Community College’s Z-Degree shows increased student retention - 600 Views
- Use of Open Textbook shows increased retention and completion rates - 598 Views