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What are Open Textbooks?

  • Open textbooks fall under a broader category of a much larger movement called Open Educational Resources.
  • Open textbooks have an open copyright license, making them freely accessible to the public.
  • They are free to view and download online, and often have the option to distribute in other formats such as print (at little or no cost).
  • Many of these open textbooks are vetted by experts or through the use of peer reviews. 
  • Open textbooks aims to decrease the financial burden of purchasing educational resources, in turn making education more accessible. 
     

To learn more about how to use open educational resources within the proper legal limitations, please read the information on the OER guide home page

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