OER vs. Commercial Textbooks
OER has several advantages over traditional commercial textbooks.
- No or low cost for students eliminating problem of students struggling without textbook
- Free yourself from the curse of the new edition cycles. OER is updated but to make content better, no shuffling of section numbers to eliminate a used book market!
- Textbook is retained after the end of the course
- Largest OER library available
- Easy customization - make your textbook fit your curriculum, not the other way around.
- Integrated homework system available at no or low cost
- Can be integrated into any LMS (Learning Management System) or course management can be done on the site itself
- Integrate your own course materials