The Open Education Research Hub (OER Hub) are leaders in researching the impact of open educational resources (OER) on teaching and learning practices. Our aim is to raise the quality and profile of research in this field. OER Hub has three key objectives:

  • Building capacity in the OER research domain
  • Conducting research into open education and OER
  • Producing resources for the open education research community

About OER Hub

The OER Hub is situated in the Institute of Educational Technology (IET), at The Open University (OU) in the UK. Both IET and the OU have built global reputations through a long history with open education, making this an ideal home for the OER Hub.

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What we do

This section provides an overview of the type of research conducted by the OER Hub. The background to the Hub is set out, highlighting the Open University’s long engagement with OER.

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We are always looking for partners and projects to work with. We use agile ways of working and strive to be flexible in how we work with collaborators to meet their needs. This means there is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach to working with us and the best way to proceed is usually to get in touch and go from there.

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Here you will find listed publications from all the team, including research articles, book chapters and conference proceedings.

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Research and Outputs

In this section you can find the various outputs from the OER Hub team across different projects. As well as academic publications and presentations, there are non-traditional outputs as well as openly licensed data from our research that others can use.

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Case Studies

In this section you will find examples of collaborations and activities highlighting areas of research or data analysis carried out for key clients.

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Recent posts

Call for Papers – OUSL Journal

March 17th, 2017|0 Comments

Articles are invited for the OUSL Journal, a peer-reviewed, open access journal published bi-annually by the Open University of Sri Lanka (OUSL).  The OUSL Journal provides a forum for previously unpublished research articles on theory and practice relating to [...]

14th Annual Open Education Conference: CFP Open

February 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

The call for papers for the next annual Open Education conference has been announced.  The conference will take place in Anaheim, CA. (USA) between 11th and 13th October 2017.  Interestingly, there is a 2000 character limit [...]

Survey launched for #OOFAT Models

February 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

We are pleased to announce the publication of the survey for the OOFAT Models project, which can be accessed via  Through this research we hope to produce an improved understanding of the sustainable business models that [...]

OER Hub: An Introduction

February 9th, 2017|0 Comments

Here are the slides from today's presentation at OpenTEL at The Open University (UK).  This presentation is a quick introduction to the work of our group and our current projects. OER Hub: An Overview from [...]

The Hub in Review 2016

December 19th, 2016|0 Comments

With the end of 2016 fast approaching, the OER Hub team would like to both thank you for your support over the past year and wish you all a peaceful and enjoyable holiday season. Here's [...]

OER Hub Researcher Toolkit Out Now!

December 16th, 2016|0 Comments

Way back during the first phase of the Hub we released all our tools and methodologies in the open for reuse and review by other researchers. We are delighted to hear that they have been of [...]