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.
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.
State and Local Open Textbook Initiatives
Like FIU, other institutions and states are working on their own textbook affordability initiatives.
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.
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.