Skip to main content

Discovering Open Educational Resources (OER): Alternate Textbook Projects

This guides is an introduction to open educational resources. It provides information about what open education resources are and how to discover and use them.

About Alternate Textbook Projects

To promote the use of OER on their campuses, more college and university libraries are starting "Alternate Textbook Projects". These projects encourage faculty to replace their commercial textbooks with alternate resources such as OER and licensed library content (which is openly available to all the members of that institution). This section of the Guide will link you to several of these programs.

Ditch Your Textbook

Alternate Textbook Projects (by institution)

Instant Poll

Is Your Library planning to start an alternate textbook project?
Yes: 2 votes (50%)
No: 1 votes (25%)
Thinking about it: 1 votes (25%)
Total Votes: 4