A recent survey by XanEdu and Higher Ed Dive’s studioID reveals 89% of higher ed leaders believe open education resources (OER) initiatives will increase or remain the same this academic year. That’s a rousing endorsement that’s somewhat muted by four persistent myths over content quality, curricula customization, free access and transition challenges.
What do these myths say about OER acceptance and effectiveness? The survey addresses the concerns head-on, offering practitioner insights that can aid your own assessment of an OER ecosystem that contains its share of educational diamonds as well as chaff. This playbook presents the survey in full along with expert commentary and charts to help inform your perspective. You’ll benefit from the shared insights of 140 educational professionals as they help debunk:
Myth 1: OER forces compromises on content quality.
Myth 2: OER is too hard to customize.
Myth 3: OER should be free.
Myth 4: OER takes too much time to transition new material.