- Open textbooks are just like traditional textbooks except that the authors have decided to publish them under an open copyright license.
- Open textbooks provide an exciting alternative to traditional books that can save students money and improve the educational experience.
- Open textbooks are available free online and for very low cost in print.
- Recent research has shown that open textbooks are as effective, if not more effective, than traditionally-published course materials.
- Individual faculty members can customize open textbooks to make them better fit their classes.
- Here is what you can do with different Creative Commons license types: