Below is a list of articles and book chapters published by OEG members relating to OER. If you have questions about any of these publications, please contact David Wiley. Many of these publications are based on our COUP Research Framework. You can also see the list of publications authored by OER Research Fellows, as part of an initiative of the Open Education Group.

Fischer, L., Ernst, D., Mason, S., (in press). Rating the quality of open textbooks: How reviewer and text characteristics predict ratings. The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning.

Wiley, D., Tonks, D., Webb, A., & Weston, S. (2017). A Preliminary Exploration of the Relationships Between Student-Created OER, Sustainability, and Students Success. International Review of Research on Distance and Open Learning, 18(4).

Martin, T., Hilton, J., Wiley, D. Fischer, L., Belikov, O. (2017). An Analysis of Student and Faculty Perceptions of Textbook CostsOpen Praxis, 9(1), 79-91.

Bodily, R., Nyland, R., & Wiley, D. (2017). The RISE Framework: Using Learning Analytics to Automatically Identify Open Educational Resources for Continuous Improvement. International Review of Research on Distance and Open Learning, 18(2).

Wiley, D. (2017). The Evolving Economics of Educational Materials and Open Educational Resources: Toward Closer Alignment with the Core Values of Education. In R. A. Reiser & J. V. Dempsey (Eds.), Trends and Issues in Instructional Design and Technology (4th ed.). New York, NY: Pearson Education.

Wiley, D. (2016). Foreword: Openness as a Value. In Blessinger, P. & Bliss, TJ (Eds.), Open Education: International Perspectives in Higher Education. Cambridge, UK: OpenBook Publishers.

Hilton, J., Fischer, L., Wiley, D., & Williams, L. (2016). Maintaining Momentum Toward Graduation: OER and the Course Throughput Rate. International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 17(6).

Wiley, D., Hilton, J., Williams, L., & DeMarte, D. (2016). The Tidewater Z-Degree and the INTRO Model for Sustaining OER Adoption. Education Policy Analysis Archives, 24(41).

Hilton, J. (2016). Open educational resources and college textbook choices: a review of research on efficacy and perceptions. Educational Technology Research and Development, 64(4). pp 573–590. 10.1007/s11423-016-9434-9

Belikov, O. M., & Bodily, R. (2016). Incentives and barriers to OER adoption: A qualitative analysis of faculty perceptions. Open Praxis, 8(3), 235-246. DOI:

Illowsky, B. S., Hilton, J., Whiting, J., & Ackerman, J. D. (2016). Examining Student Perception of an Open Statistics Book. Open Praxis, 8(3), 265-276. DOI:

Fischer, L., Hilton, J., Robinson T. J., & Wiley, D. (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. 10.1007/s12528-015-9101-x

Robinson T. J., Fischer, L., Wiley, D. A., & Hilton, J. (2014). The Impact of Open Textbooks on Secondary Science Learning Outcomes. Educational Researcher. DOI: 10.3102/0013189X14550275

Hilton, J., Robinson T. J., Wiley, D. A., & Ackerman, J. (2014). Cost-Savings Achieved in Two Semesters Through the Adoption of Open Educational Resources. International Review of Research on Distance and Open Learning.

Hilton, J., Gaudet, D., Clark, P., Robinson, T. J. & Wiley, D. (2013). The Adoption of Open Educational Resources by One Community College Math Department. International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 14(4).

Bliss, TJ, Hilton, J., Wiley, D., & Thanos, K. (2013). The cost and quality of online open textbooks: Perceptions of community college faculty and students. First Monday, 18(1).

Bliss, TJ, Robinson, J., Hilton, J., & Wiley, D. (2013). An OER COUP: College Teacher and Student Perceptions of Open Educational Resources. Journal of Interactive Media in Education.

Tonks, D., Weston, S., Wiley, D., & Barbour, M. (2013). “Opening” a New Kind of School: The Story of the Open High School of Utah. International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 14(1).

Randall, D. L., Johnson, J. C., West, R.E., Wiley, D.A. (2013). Teaching, doing and sharing project management: The development of an instructional design project management textbook. Educational Technology, 53(6), 24-28.

Bliss, TJ. (2013). A Model of Digital Textbook Quality from the Perspective of College Students. Dissertation.

Wiley, D., Hilton, J., Ellington, S. & Hall, T. (2012). A Preliminary Examination of the Cost Savings and Learning Impacts of Using Open Textbooks in Middle and High School Science Classes. International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 13(3).

Gurell, S. (2012). Measuring the Technical Difficulty in Reusing Open Educational Resources with the ALMS Analysis Framework. Dissertation.

Hilton, J., Lutz, N., Wiley, D. (2012). Examining the reuse of open textbooks.
International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 13(2).

Steven, M. (2012). The Effects of Previous Exposure to Independent Study Courses and Open Courseware on Withdrawal from Subsequent Independent Study Courses, MS Thesis.

Johansen, J. & Wiley, D. (2011). A Sustainable Model for OpenCourseWare Development. Educational Technology Research & Development, 59(3), p. 369-382. DOI: 10.1007/s11423-010-9160-7

Hilton, J. & Wiley, D. (2011). Free E-Books and Print Sales.
Journal of Electronic Publishing, 14(1). DOI:

Hilton, J. & Wiley, D. (2010). A Sustainable Future for Open Textbooks? The Flat World Knowledge Story. First Monday, 15 (8-2);

Hilton, J. & Wiley, D. (2010). Free: Why Authors are Giving Books Away on the Internet. Tech Trends, 54(2).

Hilton, J. & Wiley, D. (2010). The Short-Term Influence of Free Digital Versions of Books on Print Sales. Journal of Electronic Publishing, 13(1).

Wiley, D. (2010). Impediments to Learning Object Reuse and Openness as a Potential Solution. Revista Brasileira de Informática na Educação, 17(3).

Wiley, D. (2010). Openness as Catalyst for an Educational Reformation. Educause Review.

Hilton, J., Wiley, D., Stein, J., Johnson, A. (2010). The Four R’s of Openness and ALMS Analysis: Frameworks for Open Educational Resources. Open Learning: The Journal of Open and Distance Learning

Hilton, J. & Wiley, D. (2010). The Creation and Use of Open Educational Resources in Christian Higher Education. Christian Higher Education, 9(1).

Mott, J. & Wiley, D. (2009). Open for Learning: The CMS and the Open Learning Network. In Education, 15(2).

Ivins, T. (2009). Localization of Open Educational Resources (OER) in Nepal: Strategies of Himalayan Knowledge-Workers. Dissertation.

Wiley, D. & Hilton, J. (2009). Openness, Dynamic Specialization, and the Disaggregated Future of Higher Education International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 10(5).

Wiley, D. (2009). The Open High School of Utah: Openness, Disaggregation, and the Future of Schools. Tech Trends.

Caswell, T., Hensen, S., Jensen, M., & Wiley, D. (2008) Open Educational Resources: Enabling universal education. International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 9(1)

Wiley, D. (2006). Open Source, Openness, and Higher Education. Innovate Journal of Online Education, 3(1).