Generating Design Principles that Support the Integration of Open Educational Resources (OER) in a College Course: A Design-Based Research Approach
Abstract: This study aims to generate the design principles that support the integration of open educational resources (OER) in a college course that would manifest in open educational practices (OEP). This informed exploration is part of a larger-design-based research (DBR) study that sought to design an OER intervention in an authentic context. A focused literature review was conducted and a semi-structured interview was employed with OER leaders and experts (N=4) in different higher education institutions. The results revealed that as long as an institution’s pedagogy practices were teacher-centered, adopting OER had a minimal impact on innovating teaching and learning practices. The theoretical understanding with the results from the interviews informed the development of the OER design principles that can be used as a heuristic guide to guide faculty in higher education on how to integrate OER use and creation into their courses beyond providing access to educational resources and content.