39 Open Education Group

Explore the website at http://openedgroup.org/


The Open Education Group is a research group comprised of faculty, current and former students, and OER colleagues that seeks to answer research questions about the impact of OER. Most of the group members are affiliated with Brigham Young University.

Key Points

The Open Education Group has developed a research framework for studying the impact of OER. The framework is called “COUP” and it stands for:

  • Cost (savings)
  • Outcomes (learning)
  • Use (student/teacher)
  • Perceptions (student/teacher)

Discussion Questions:

  1. Which section of COUP is the most important to you? Students? Teachers? School administrators? Parents?
  2. How are the OER Research Hub’s hypotheses related to the Open Education Group’s COUP framework?


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