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Achieving Equity with Open Educational Resources

This session Described the growing Open Resources Movement as practiced by Openstax.
Textbook costs pose a significant barrier to success for many low-income College Students. Openstax’s mission is to provide high quality, peer-reviewed textbooks for a wide range of courses that completely FREE through their website:

The 5-Rs that make materials Free:

Materials are genuinely fee when users can

  1. Reuse
  2. Revise
  3. Remix
  4. Redistribute
  5. Retain


Openstax offers a growing collection of College, AP and High School Math Textbooks are offered:
The AP offerings are shown here.  Here is a link to all Openstax textbooks AP Course Offerings AP Course Offerings


Textbooks can be accessed in a variety of formats


Here is an overview a Overstax’s Survey US History Text Book.

Instructor Resources    Student Resources         Details

Table of Contents (Page 1)


Here is a selection from the US History texbook relating to the American Revolution


Openstax appears to  have altruistic motives and it is well supported by Supported by institutions like:

William & Flora Hewlett Foundation, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Michelson 20MM Foundation, Maxfield Foundation, Open Society Foundations, and Rice University.





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