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

Celebrate #YearOfOpen at The Open University

May 24th, 2017|0 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 [...]

Call for participation: UK Open Textbooks

April 10th, 2017|1 Comment

The Hewlett Foundation has provided funding for a research project which will be led by OER Hub at The Open University (UK).  The focus of the work will be the use of open textbooks in the [...]

#liveblog : #openresearch in #openeducationwk

March 29th, 2017|0 Comments

Today we conducted our first workshop around the theme of open research at The Open University during Open Education Week.  This workshop draws on our experiences from OER Research Hub and the materials generated for [...]

OER Hub activity in #openeducationwk 2017

March 28th, 2017|0 Comments

As ever, there is a lot happening here at the Hub and Open Education Week 2017 provides a great opportunity to update everyone on what we've been up to. With our GO-GN hat on we [...]

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 [...]