The BCcampus Research Fellows program provides support for B.C. post-secondary students and educators to conduct research on improving student learning and to share their results and experiences with peers in B.C. and beyond.

Project Lead/Fellow: Alea Rzeplinski (she/her)

Institution/Role: Student research assistant, Centre for Teaching Excellence, Capilano University

Project Title: Open for All? An Analysis of the Barriers Marginalized Students Face Utilizing Open Educational Resources at Capilano University

Research Focus for Fellowship

This research project will evaluate how accessible open educational resources (OER) are for marginalized students at Capilano University, including those with a disability, low-socioeconomic status, international background, and/or various racial ethnicities. Data will be collected and analyzed through surveys or interviews, then analyzed and synthesized to determine if students are experiencing barriers when using OER. A final report will summarize student experiences and suggest strategies to the institution to ensure the future development and adoption of accessible OER.

Research as a BCcampus Fellow: