Saturday, December 22, 2012

A/V Available > ELI 2011 Online Fall Focus Session > Dispelling Myths about OER and Open Textbooks > September 14 2011


Date: September 14 2011

Speaker:

Jacky Hood
Director , Open Door Group

Abstract:

Myths about open textbooks rival those of ancient heroes. Learn the truth behind these misconceptions. This presentation will dispel four myths and touch on several others. OER myth: Demand is high, supply is low. OER myth: Commercial use of OER should be discouraged. Open textbook myth: An open textbook requires only the efforts and generosity of an author. Open textbook myth: All open textbooks are electronic books. Other myths: Open textbooks will destroy college bookstores; they are crowd-sourced by anonymous amateurs; the only benefit they offer is low cost. During this session, we'll address how supply and demand applies to OER, the massive scope of creating and distributing a textbook, and the importance of bound textbooks and their possible role in helping OER achieve widespread use.

Source and Recording, Slides, Chat Transcript Available At

[http://www.educause.edu/eli/events/eli-fall-focus-session/2011/dispelling-myths-about-oeropen-textbooks]

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