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

#OWLTEH18 and #MozFest18

December 4th, 2018|0 Comments

Rob presents on UK Open Textbooks to #owlteh - photo by Daniel Villar October saw the Hub team head Stateside to present and contribute to #OpenEd18 in Niagara Falls, USA before rounding up the [...]

OER World Map – UK Country View 2018 #altc

September 11th, 2018|0 Comments

 To mark the first day of ALT-C, the UK's foremost conference for educational technologists, we are happy to share with you a UK version of the OER World Map and invite you to authenticate and improve [...]

Report: Models for online, open, flexible and technology enhanced higher education

May 31st, 2018|0 Comments

Regular readers of these pages may recall that last year we shared information about a research collaboration between OER Hub and FiBS and put out a global call to share information about educational delivery for [...]

Global OER Graduate Network 2018 Seminar Report #go_gn

May 16th, 2018|0 Comments

Here's a report on this year's GO-GN workshops from Bea de los Arcos, reblogged from   Check out the website for more information about doctoral research into open education taking place around the world:  Tuko Panoja! [...]

Catalysing Open Innovation: OER World Map at #oer18 and #oeglobal18

May 8th, 2018|0 Comments

Reblogged from: It’s been a busy period for the OER World Map team! There has been a lot of development work taking place – including a new brand identity and UI overhaul for the OER World Map (which has a great new landing page).  The refresh was launched at OER18: Open to All – 9th Annual Conference for Open Education Research, Practice and Policy which took place in Bristol, UK between the 18-19th April.  The event was used to assess the use of the map as a tool for collecting and visualising data about conference attendance and activity. […]

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 [...]