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Opening up to OERs: Electronic original sourcebook versus traditional textbook in the introduction to American Government Course

TitleOpening up to OERs: Electronic original sourcebook versus traditional textbook in the introduction to American Government Course
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsBrandle, S. M.
PublisherJournal of Political Science Education
Volume14
Start Page535
Issue4
Pagination535-554
Date Published02/2018
Secondary PublisherRoutledge
KeywordsOER, Open Educational Resources, political science education, teaching American government, textbook
Abstract

ABSTRACTTraditional American Government textbooks are expensive and often unpopular with students. New technologies and Open Educational Resources (OERs) open up the potential for change, but questions of quality are ever present: can OERs really help students learn better, or are they just cheaper? I developed an OER based on original sources and compared student learning outcomes with the OER section to those in a free digital textbook section. While the OER I created did not work as well as I had hoped, I nonetheless developed a redesign of my course and my approach to teaching, which is the true benefit of adopting OERs.

URLhttps://doi.org/10.1080/15512169.2017.1420482
DOI10.1080/15512169.2017.1420482
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Refereed DesignationRefereed
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