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

OOFAT: Final Call for Cases

January 2nd, 2018|0 Comments

You may recall that last year we invited submissions for the OOFAT (Open, Online, Flexible and Technology-Enhanced) Models for Education project.  The project has already produced some interesting results and reflections and we have published [...]

Hub Holiday Round-Up!

December 18th, 2017|0 Comments

Yes, it's that time of the year again! We might have been a bit quiet on the social media front recently but rest assured there's been lots going on behind the scenes. Here's a little round [...]

UK Open Textbooks – Survey Request

November 13th, 2017|0 Comments

The survey for the UK Open Textbooks project is now open! This survey is for teachers and instructors based in Further Education (FE) or Higher Education (HE) in the UK and Republic of Ireland.  [...]

OOFAT Models: interim results #EADTU #OOFHEC2017

October 26th, 2017|0 Comments

Here are some slides which report on the interim results of the OOFAT Models project. Presented at The Online, Open and Flexible Higher Education Conference 2017: Higher Education for the Future - 'Accelerating and [...]

bizMOOC: ‘Learning with MOOCs for professional development’

September 1st, 2017|0 Comments

 Since the beginning of this year I’ve been working on the EU-funded bizMOOC Project, a consortium of HEIs and Industry partners from eleven European countries “to enable a European-wide exploitation of the potential of MOOCs [...]

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 [...]