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Open Educational Resources (OER)

This guide is intended to assist Oakland University faculty in learning about, finding and teaching with OER.

Open Ed Literature & Community

Reading List

1.  Colvard, N. B., Watson, C. E., & Park, H. (2018). The Impact of Open Educational Resources on Various Student Success Metrics. International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 30(2), 262-276. Retrieved from

2. Bliss, TJ (2015, Ja, 6.) Z as in zero: Increasing college access and success through zero-textbook-cost degrees. William & Flora Hewlett Foundation. Retrieved from

3. Johnson, J., Rochkind, J., Ott, A., & DuPont, S. With Their Whole Lives Ahead of Them. n.d. Retrieved from

4. M. Cochrane, D., & Cheng, D. The Institute for College Access & Success. Student Debt and the Class of 2016, Twelfth annual report. Published September 2017. Retrieved from

5. Senack, E., & Donoghue, R. (2016). Covering the cost: Why we can no longer afford to ignore high textbook prices. Student PIRGs Center for Public Interest Research, Inc. Published 2016. Retrieved from

6. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, “College tuition and fees increase 63 percent since January 2006.” Published August 30, 2016. Retrieved from

7. Senack, E. Open textbooks: The billion-dollar Solution. Student PIRGs Center for Public Interest Research, Inc. Published February 25, 2015.Retrieved from

8. Senack, E. Fixing the Broken Textbook Market. U.S. PIRG Education Fund and the Student PIRGs Center for Public Interest Research, Inc. Published January, 27, 2014. Retrieved from

9.  Fischer, L., Hilton, J., Robinson, T.J. et al. A multi-institutional study of the impact of open textbook adoption on the learning outcomes of post-secondary students. J Comput High Educ 27, 159–172 (2015).  

10. Griffiths, R., Gardner, S., Lundh, P., Shear, L., Ball, A., Mislevy, J., Wang, S., Desrochers, D., Staisloff, R. (2018). Participant Experiences and Financial Impacts: Findings from Year 2 of Achieving the Dream’s OER Degree Initiative. Menlo Park, CA: SRI International.

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

12. Porfilio, B., Gorlewski, J., Gorlewski, D., Hickman, H., & Porfilio, B. (2012). The New Politics of the Textbook: Problematizing the Portrayal of Marginalized Groups in Textbooks (Vol. 1).

13. Fryberg, S. A., Covarrubias, R., & Burack, J. A. (2013). Cultural models of education and academic performance for Native American and European American students. School Psychology International, 34(4), 439-452.

14. Covarrubias, R., & Fryberg, S. A. (2015). The impact of self-relevant representations on school belonging for Native American students. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 21(1), 10–18.

15. Takeda, O. (2016). A Model Minority? The Misrepresentation and Underrepresentation of Asian Pacific Americans in Introductory American Government Textbooks. Journal of Political Science Education, 12(4), 387–402.

16. Jessica J. Good, Julie A. Woodzicka & Lylan C. Wingfield (2010) The Effects of Gender Stereotypic and Counter-Stereotypic Textbook Images on Science Performance, The Journal of Social Psychology, 150:2, 132-147, DOI: 10.1080/00224540903366552