This research centres on the use of Open Education Resources (OER) to fulfill the university’s moral and ethical duty to provide knowledge without financially burdening students that results in thoughtful and engaged learning. OER’s address this moral and ethical duty by alleviating the financial burden on students through the full or partial removal of textbook costs. instructor use of OERs also enhances teaching effectiveness, leading to interdisciplinary student learning. The purpose of our study is to explore the phenomenon of the OER movement and its impact on alleviating student debt, increasing instructor pedagogy, and enhancing deep and disciplinary learning.
It was recently approved by the University of Windsor Research Ethics Board.