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Open Educational Resources: Further Reading

A How-to Guide for Faculty

Market research and case studies

Cengage. (2016). Open Educational Resources and the evolving higher education landscape [PDF File]. Retrieved from

Hilton, J. Open educational resources, student efficacy, and user perceptions: a synthesis of research published between 2015 and 2018. Education Tech Research Dev (2019). 

Katz, S. (2019). The case for Open Educational Resources in Library and Information Science education [PDF File]. Retrieved from

McKenzie, L. (2020). A looming challenge for OER? Inside HigherEd.

Nicholls, N.H. (2010). The investigation into the rising costs of textbooks. Retrieved from

Open Education Group (n.d.). What are the impacts of adopting OER? Retrieved from

Planet Money ( (2014, Oct. 3). Episode 573: Why textbook prices keep climbing [Audio podcast]. Retrieved from URL

Rele, S., Nabahe, H., & Roh, C. (2020, Jan. 25). Equity in scholarly publishing and Open Access. ARL Leadership Symposium. Presentation conducted at the Association of Research Libraries Leadership Symposium, Philadelphia, PA.

Senack, E. & Donoghue, R. (2016). Covering the cost. Student PIRGs. Retrieved from

SPARC. (n.d.). Open Access to scholarly and scientific research articles [PDF File]. Retrieved from

The OER World Map. (n.d.). What is the OER world map? Retrieved from

Walz, A. (2014). To boldly go: First-year exploration of OER initiatives [PowerPoint slides]. Retrieved from 

Zook, C. (2017). Textbook costs skyrocket 812% in 35 years [Infographic].

How-to's and Workshops

Chae, B. (2019). How to use Open Educational Resources: a self-paced workshop. Open Washington. Retrieved from

Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources. (n.d.). Five steps to OER adoption. Adopt OER.

Elder, A. (2019). The OER starter kit. Ames, IA: Iowa State University Digital Press. DOI: 

Lumen Learning. (2017). What are open educational resources? Retrieved from

Nabahe, H. (2020). Open Educational Resources. University of Virginia Library.


Coughlan, T., Pitt, R., & Farrow, R. (2019). Forms of innovation inspired by open educational resources: a post-project analysis. Open Learning: The Journal of Open, Distance and e-Learning 34(2), 156-175. DOI 10.1080/02680513.2018.1552579

International Journal of Open Educational Resources. (n.d.). About IJOER. Retrieved from

Redhead, C. (2019). Rate of growth for CC BY articles in fully-OA journals continues for OASPA members [Graphic].


Marshall, P. A., Awkward, R.J., & Texeira, S. (2010). Massachusetts is an OER exemplar. New England Board of Higher Education. Retrieved from

Open Educational Resources Working Group. (2019). Final report and recommendations [PDF file]. Retrieved from