Open textbooks are freely available textbooks, written by educators seeking to improve the accessability and affordability of education.
Authors assign an “open license” that allows others to reuse, revise and/or remix it with other things.
Point #1: The high cost of textbooks negatively impacts student success.
Point #2: The adoption of open textbooks positively impacts student performance.
Students whose faculty chose OER generally performed as well or better than students whose faculty assigned a commercial textbook.Fischer, Hilton III, Robinson & Wiley, 2015