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The Impact of Open Educational Resources on various student success metrics

Posted on 07 Sep 2018 with 0 comments
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Results of a large-scale study of course-level faculty adoption of Open Educational Resources (OER). Results indicate OER adoption does much more than simply save students money. OER improve end-of-course grades and decrease D, F, and Withdrawal letter grade rates for all students.


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Are educational preschool apps designed to teach? An analysis of the app market

Posted on 07 Sep 2018 with 0 comments
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Content analysis of popular Apple and Android math and literacy preschool apps using a developmental framework to code and analyze apps’ educational features.


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A systematic review of the effects of learning environments on student learning outcomes

Posted on 07 Sep 2018 with 0 comments
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This systematic review identified evidence that different learning environments (blended, innovative learning environment (ILE), open-plan and traditional) have an impact on student learning outcomes. 


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