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Open Educational Resources (OER)

OER & Digital Pedagogy: Articles, White Papers, & Reports

Articles, White Papers, and Reports on various OER topics:

OER & Student Outcomes | Peer Reviewed Studies

OER and Student Outcomes, Peer Reviewed Studies, and OER Assessment.

  • Archer, Kathy K. and Olson, Mark (2018). Practice. Practice. Practice. Do Homework Management Systems Work?International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 12(2), Article 12. Retrieved from
  • Cooney, C. (2017). What Impacts do OER Have on Students? Students share their experiences with a health psychology OER at New York City College of Technology. International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 18(4). Retrieved from
  • Farrow, R., Pitt, R., Arcos, B., Perryman, L., Weller, M., & McAndrew, P. (2015). Impact of OER on teaching and learning. Special issue: Open data in learning technology. British Journal of Educational Technology, 46(5), 972-976. doi:10.1111/bjet.12310
  • Hilton, J. (2017). Empirical outcomes of openness. International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 18(4) Retrieved from
  • Lawrence, Christopher N. and Lester, Julie A. (2018) Evaluating the Effectiveness of Adopting Open Educational Resources in an Introductory American Government Course. Journal of Political Science Education. DOI: 10.1080/15512169.2017.1422739

CUNY Zero Textbook Cost Survey

The results of the first CUNY Zero Textbook Cost (ZTC) Student Survey are in. Click the links below to find out how students perceived their leaning experiences in ZTC courses in Spring 2018.

ZTC Survey


Brandle, Shawna M., Sheila Beck, Amy Beth, Loretta Brancaccio-Taras, Caileen Cooney, Jacqueline M. DiSanto, Anne Hays, Stacy Katz, Linda Miles, and Abigail Morrison (2018). "CUNY ZTC Student Survey, Spring 2018"

CUNY Student Feedback

CUNY Kingsborough Community College students discuss the impact OER has had upon their learning experience:

Video courtesy Shawna Brandle via Youtube