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Open Educational Resources (OER): Open Textbook Network Workshop

Did You Know

Did You Know...

  • The high cost of some course materials can impede students’ academic success.
  • The College Board estimated that the average undergraduate paid $1,225 for textbooks and supplies in 2014–15.
  • The cost of textbooks is rising at a rate of 4 times inflation.
  • Seven out of 10 students don’t purchase a required textbook during their academic career because of cost.
  • 60% of students have delayed purchasing textbooks until they’ve received their financial aid.

Open Textbooks

Open Textbooks
Open Textbooks can help alleviate the burden of textbook costs for students and provide faculty with content that can be customized for their course. Open textbooks are full, real textbooks, used by many faculty across the country, and licensed to be freely used, edited, and distributed.

Open Textbook Network Workshop for Faculty/Instructional Staff

"Free the Textbook" by opensource.com is licensed under CC BY SA 2.0