High -quality, peer reviewed textbooks available in electronic and print forms, also with supporting works such as study guides and tests. Mostly books for large survey classes on the freshman level. Project supported by Rice University and several large foundations including the Gates Foundation and the Hewlett Foundation.
Open textbooks are textbooks that have been funded, published, and licensed to be freely used, adapted, and distributed. These books have been reviewed by faculty from a variety of colleges and universities to assess their quality.
A grant project and guide by the Florida Distance Learning Consortium to initiatives and organizations that support the development and promotion of open access textbooks, as well as catalogs and databases of open access and low cost e-books and textbooks.