Affordable course content describes any free, low-cost, or openly licensed educational resources that can serve as alternatives to high-cost resources. Affordable course content can include syllabi, course modules, textbooks, videos, tests, journal articles, assessment tools, and any other materials used to support learning.
While affordable course content is free or low-cost, it is not necessarily free of copyright restrictions or terms and conditions, so users must be sure to use and share the content only as permitted, or use open educational resources instead. Open educational resources are free of cost and most copyright restrictions, allowing them to be freely used, edited, stored, and distributed.
Textbook costs are high.
High textbook costs impact student success.