As good or better than commercial textbooks: Students’ perceptions and outcomes from using open digital and open print textbooks

Posted on May 11th, 2018

This research paper in The Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning looks at “perceptions, use, and course performance of Canadian post-secondary students assigned a commercial or open textbook in either print or digital format.” The study concludes that open textbooks benefit students through cost savings. Students also prefer the quality of the open textbooks and perform the same or better when using open textbooks rather than commercial textbooks.