Open Educational Resources (OER) are educational materials, such as textbooks and supplementary materials, which are made available using an open copyright license that allows for free use and adaptation.
The primary driver for adopting OER is usually based on cost. Surveys and studies show:
Source: 2018 Student Textbook and Course Materials Survey Results and Findings by Florida Virtual Campus
There are also non-financial benefits to OER.
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SPARC, a non-profit dedicated to promoting open and equitable access to information, in conjunction with librarians, compiled the most common OER myths to debunk them.
Adapted from: SPARC (2017). OER Mythbusting. Washington, DC: SPARC.
The original work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.