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Open Access & Open Education - Librarian Advanced Resources

This guide offers advanced resources for Open Education and Open Educational Resources.

Librarian Advanced Resources for Open Access & Open Education

This Library Guide is intended to provide Touro College's librarians with resources on Open Access and Open Education. Please use the tabs on the left to navigate these resources.

OER Mythbusting

Myth #1: Open simply means free. Fact: Open means the permission to freely download, edit, and share materials to better serve all students

Myth #2: All OER are digital. Fact: OER take many formats, including print, digital, audio, and more

 Myth #3: “You get what you pay for.” Fact: OER can be produced to the same quality standards as traditional textbooks

Myth #4: Copyright for OER is complicated. Fact: Open licensing makes OER easy to freely and legally use

 Myth #5: OER are not sustainable. Fact: Models are evolving to support the sustainability and continuous improvement of OER

Myth #6: Open textbooks lack ancillaries. Fact: Open textbooks often come with ancillaries, and when they do not, existing OER can provide additional support

 Myth #7: My institution is not ready for OER. Fact: Any institution can start with small steps toward OER that make an impact for students

 

Source: OER Mythbusting from SPARC

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