Pedagogy and Professional Development

Fashion Open Educational Resources Impact on Performance Outcome Measures

  • Virginia Rolling (Georgia Southern University)
  • Addie Martindale


Open Educational Resources (OER) help reduce education costs by making educational resources accessible online, often without cost. However, there has been a setback since OER adoption is very slow due to mainstream adoption barriers. This research aimed to address the current literature gap of OER incorporated into fashion courses by comparing data collected from students enrolled in traditional textbook fashion courses to OER materials and LibGuides used in fashion courses to determine the impact of OER on student performance measures. Two undergraduate courses were selected to convert to an OER curriculum and the results from this study were 100% of students had a favorable opinion of the OER resources instead of having neutral or negative opinions. Students had higher performance outcome measures (e.g.,drop/fail/withdrawal rates, course retention and completion rates, average GPA, student successin SLOS) using OER compared to previous semesters.


Keywords: Fashion, OER, Performance Outcome Measures

How to Cite:

Rolling, V. & Martindale, A., (2024) “Fashion Open Educational Resources Impact on Performance Outcome Measures”, International Textile and Apparel Association Annual Conference Proceedings 80(1). doi:



Published on
20 Jan 2024