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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Services

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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Publications

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

Announcing the IV Workshop on OER, La Plata, Argentina

July 31st, 2017|0 Comments

Next October learning technologists, researchers and educational practitioners will gather in La Plata, Argentina to participate in the 12th Latin-American Conference on Learning Technologies (LACLO 2017). At the same time, as part of the main [...]

Celebrating #YearOfOpen here at the OU!

June 27th, 2017|0 Comments

Thanks to everyone who participated either face-to-face, or online, in last week's OER Hub hosted celebration of all things open here at The Open University (UK)! Wednesday 20 June saw colleagues from across the University come [...]

Reminder: #OOFAT Survey Closes 24th June 2017

June 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

Many thanks to all those who have provided data on their teaching innovations for the OOFAT study.  We have received more than 80 responses and are in the process of cleaning the data and resolving [...]

#YearOfOpen at The Open University (20 June). Final line-up!

June 19th, 2017|0 Comments

Further to our earlier announcement, we're excited to present the full line-up for tomorrow's (20 June) #YearOfOpen event here at The Open University (OU). Join us in Jennie Lee Building (Ambient Lab) here on campus [...]

Celebrate #YearOfOpen at The Open University

May 24th, 2017|2 Comments

As you're probably aware 2017 is #YearOfOpen ... a 365 day celebration of open education and the anniversary of a number of key milestones in its development, including  the Cape Town Declaration, 15 years since the Budapest [...]

Developing models of open, online education

May 16th, 2017|1 Comment

The “OOFAT” project is currently looking at different models of open, online, flexible and technology-enhanced learning (OOFAT) in higher education. It’s conducted on behalf of the International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE), and [...]