There are a number of reasons why faculty may want to consider alternatives to the traditional textbook. The rising cost of textbooks and related online publisher content are often a barrier to students’ completion and success. Faculty also note that textbooks may provide useful content in one area of their course but not others or provide too much information outside the scope of the class. Additionally, textbooks may present concepts in ways that are confusing to students or that don’t reflect the course structure. Open textbooks, articles, videos, podcasts, and other media can replace or supplement traditional textbooks to engage students and ease their financial burden.
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