Remember, when considering an open textbook for your course, there are only 3 possible outcomes:
Open textbooks always cost less that a traditional published textbook. When lower costs are combined with similar or better outcomes, there is a net benefit to the student. These net benefits to students will occur twice as often for open textbooks than a traditional fee based text.
This material is based on original writing by David Wiley, which was published freely under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license at:https://opencontent.org/blog/archives/3743