Meet Karen McMurray, Instructor in the Business Administration program, Coast Mountain College

Karen will conduct action research asking the question, What is the impact of the adoption of open educational textbooks on students at Coast Mountain College? Her research will look at both qualitative and quantitative data. She will utilize the approaches that practicing economists use to analyze the impacts of government spending decisions. Taking an open pedagogy approach, students in first-year economics at Coast Mountain College will plan approaches to the work, conduct the work for this research project, and receive assistance from economists to verify findings.

“I am grateful and excited for this fellowship as I believe that OER can be a key component of building mutual respect and community in a classroom and institution. This fellowship will allow my students to explore this belief through the creation of a sound, unbiased study of the impacts of OER. I am eager for the results and to share our findings.”—Karen McMurray

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