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Affordable Textbooks and Open Educational Resources: Adaptive Learning Systems

This guide provides an introduction to open educational resources and open textbooks, that might be used as an alternative to expensive, commercially produced, textbooks.

Adaptive Learning Platforms

Some departments at WIU require that students purchase a textbook with an access code for homework assignments and other materials. The following companies provide adaptive learning platforms for use with open textbooks similar to those of commercial publishers, who provide slides, tests, quizzes and other materials, for a much lower price than that offered by commercial publishers. Faculty might want to consider these platforms to see whether they could be used with open textbooks.