The pages below can help you find free or low-cost textbooks and course materials

Free and Low Cost Textbooks

From Merlot, to Flatworld, to Oxford University Press, a list of many of the popular options for finding free and low-cost textbook options for your course.

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Open Educational Resources

Open Educational Resources are materials that have had an open license applied to them. These materials could be much more than just a textbook. These could be a single unit, a worksheet, an interactive activity; basically, anything that helps with teaching and learning.

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State and Local Open Textbook Initiatives

Like FIU, other institutions and states are working on their own textbook affordability initiatives.

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Self-Publishing Options

Adopting a free or low-cost textbook isn’t enough? Browse these resources if you’re interested in publishing your own e-text to use with your students.

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Additional Resources

Affordability initiatives aren’t only about adopting free or low-cost textbooks. It’s easy to build a course around freely-available content on the web. This page lists many options, from Coursera to TEDTalks to Khan Academy, and everything in between.

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