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Open Educational Resources Guide: OER Myths

A Leeward Faculty guide to OER

Common Myths about OER

SPARC developed the OER Mythbusting resource to debunk some common myths about OER.  The myths are:

  1. Open simply means free
  2. All OER are digital
  3. "You get what you pay for"
  4. Copyright for OER is complicated
  5. OER are not sustainable
  6. Open textbooks lack ancillaries
  7. My institution is not ready for OER

Learn why these myths are untrue in OER Mythbusting.

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