Title

From Vision to Action and Assessment: Creating an Open Educational Resources (OER) Strategic Plan and Measuring Its Impact

Session Type

Event

Start Date

29-4-2021 9:00 AM

End Date

29-4-2021 9:40 AM

Abstract

The implementation of OER initiatives in higher education institutions typically begins with setting up a vision and establishing goals for the project. This process entails developing a strategic plan to help guide institutions on how to start an OER initiative to gain buy-in and support from campus stakeholders. The strategic plan helps translate the vision into concrete actions that are attainable as well as measurable. Furthermore, while cost savings to students are what institutions commonly report to indicate the impact of OER, adoption and usage goes beyond cost savings calculations. This presentation will discuss the OER strategic planning process and tying it in with the assessment framework that institutions can use to measure success. Using the Cost, Outcomes, Usage, Perceptions (COUP) framework by the Open Education Research Group, participants will learn how to use this framework for developing an assessment plan that tracks not just how much students save but the impact of OER on student learning, retention, persistence, and overall student success.

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Apr 29th, 9:00 AM Apr 29th, 9:40 AM

From Vision to Action and Assessment: Creating an Open Educational Resources (OER) Strategic Plan and Measuring Its Impact

The implementation of OER initiatives in higher education institutions typically begins with setting up a vision and establishing goals for the project. This process entails developing a strategic plan to help guide institutions on how to start an OER initiative to gain buy-in and support from campus stakeholders. The strategic plan helps translate the vision into concrete actions that are attainable as well as measurable. Furthermore, while cost savings to students are what institutions commonly report to indicate the impact of OER, adoption and usage goes beyond cost savings calculations. This presentation will discuss the OER strategic planning process and tying it in with the assessment framework that institutions can use to measure success. Using the Cost, Outcomes, Usage, Perceptions (COUP) framework by the Open Education Research Group, participants will learn how to use this framework for developing an assessment plan that tracks not just how much students save but the impact of OER on student learning, retention, persistence, and overall student success.