All over the world, teachers, administrators, professors, and students are looking to make education more affordable and students more successful. To help students deal with the rapidly growing economic burden of textbook prices, colleges and universities are collaborating, creating and sharing quality resources. This trend has led some traditional and new publishers to offer low-cost digital textbooks and many include online homework and other practice features to bolster student success.
Faculty at colleges and universities across the world are finding open source textbooks and learning resources. Faculty choose low cost/no cost textbook alternatives for a variety of reasons including: