This 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.
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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