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Open Educational Resources (OERs): Open Textbooks

Find and adopt Open Textbooks

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   Open textbooks improve learning and teaching by insuring that every student has access to the resources needed to succeed in a course from the first day of class. Open textbooks are free or low-cost on the web and modestly priced for downloads, use on eReaders, or in bound format.

Assumption Students Survey 2019

In your time at Assumption, has the cost of required textbooks caused you to: (select all that apply)

  • Not register for a specific course (53%)
  • Earn a poor grade (31%)
  • Take fewer courses (18%)
  • Withdraw from a course (9%)
  • Fail a course (6%)
  • Modifying an Open Textbook

    A true open textbook will allow you to edit the work as you see fit, while maintaining compliance with the copyright license.  Faculty have the ability to add, subtract, reorder, or otherwise modify the text, graphics, and other components of an open textbook in order to best suit their teaching needs.  

    This useful guide provides tips and instructions for importing and editing common open textbook file and platform types: