The University at Buffalo's Open Education Research Lab's core mission is to actively engage and support the study of SUNY’s Open Education efforts. We provide consultation and research to the plethora of SUNY Open Educational efforts, with the aim of developing research that creates a better understanding and improvement of Open Education.
We believe there is a current opportunity to move beyond best practices and individual projects across SUNY Open Education. Education research has verified the value of empirical based evidence for improving education (McMillan, 2012) and a number of researchers have studied how individual Open Education innovations have improved learning outcomes (Laman & Hilton, 2012; Fischer, Hilton, Robinson, & Wiley, 2015). However, there is little research on how Open Education can systematically change and improve institutions of higher education, and how benefits may be applied or “scaled up” system wide.
For each of our efforts, our goals are:
Samuel Abramovich, PhD
Assistant Professor; Director of Open Education Research Lab
Department of Learning and Instruction; Department of Library and Information Studies