Traditional textbooks are expensive. Many students have to sacrifice other aspects of their lives in university and college to be able to buy their learning materials, and many can’t afford them at all.
Because Open Educational Resources are digitally accessible, they can be shared with students for free. For those that prefer print copies, OERs are available to print-on-demand or order at a fraction of the cost of commercial books.
When you adopt an open textbook, you’re saving students money, one dollar (and one open resource) at a time.