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Affordable Learning Solutions (AL$)
A guide to Affordable Learning Solutions (AL$) at California State University - Dominguez Hills (CSUDH).
Open Educational Resources (OER) are "teaching, learning and research materials in any medium – digital or otherwise – that reside in the public domain or have been released under an open license that permits no-cost access, use, adaptation and redistribution by others with no or limited restrictions.." -From the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.
Advantages to open textbooks over traditional textbooks:
The ability to customize a text so that it is more closely aligned with one’s teaching philosophy and pedagogical approach
The ability to engage students as course material creators & contributers