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Open Educational Resources Advocacy Toolkit

Resources for OER Advocacy

This section of the CAUL OER Advocacy Toolkit provides a list of recommended resources for OER advocacy, including templates, toolkits and guides, reports and research relating to OER advocacy. Where possible, the project team has selected resources that are licensed for re-use under various Creative Commons licences.

CAUL OER Advocacy Toolkit Resources

Australian Reports


  • Bali, M., Cronin, C., & Jhangiani, R. S. (2020). Framing open educational practices from a social justice perspective. Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2020(1), 10.
  • Fischer, L., Hilton, J., Robinson, T. J., & Wiley, D. A. (2015). A multi-institutional study of the impact of open textbook adoption on the learning outcomes of post-secondary students. Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 27(3), 159–172.
  • Ross, H. M., Hendricks, C., & Mowat, V. (2018). Open textbooks in an introductory sociology course in Canada: Student views and completion rates. Open Praxis, 10(4), 393–403.
  • Zhao, Y., Satyanarayana, A., & Cooney, C. (2020, November 7). Impact of open education resources (OER) on student academic performance and retention rates in undergraduate engineering departments [Paper presentation]. 2020 Fall ASEE Mid-Atlantic Section Meeting, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ, United States.

Toolkits and Guides