Exploring faculty use of Open Educational Resources in B.C. post-secondary institutions

Rajiv S. Jhangiani, Rebecca Pitt, Christina Hendricks, Jessie Key, Clint Lalonde, BC Campus, Jan 27, 2016
Commentary by Stephen Downes

The subhead of this report (40 page PDF) describes it as follows: "The findings in this report provide a snapshot of the B.C. post-secondary system as a whole, we also explore similarities and differences in OER use among faculty across the three institution types in British Columbia: research-intensive universities, teaching-intensive universities, and colleges/institutes." It shows there's still a significant need to promote awareness of the benefits of OERs in the system, even one with as advanced an OER program as British Columbia. P.S. It contains this gem for the anti-learning-styles set: "Faculty who score higher on the personality trait of openness (to experience) were more likely to both adapt and create OER."

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