Benefits of co-creating OER with trades students: Study

January 25, 2021

Chad Flinn, dean of the School of Trades and Technology at Medicine Hat College, describes the findings of research he conducted at the British Columbia Institute of Technology as a 2019 BCcampus Open Education Advocacy and Research Fellow. The study examined the experiences of electrical trades students who co-create and use Open Educational Resources (OER) during vocational education. Flinn found that co-created resources were more accessible and that students were more engaged in the topics and felt a sense of agency in their learning process. “Finally having the research and data showed that this was a much more engaging and important process than I initially had thought,” said Flinn. BCcampus (BC)