Open textbooks and social justice: A national scoping study
Type of Publication: Research report
Lead Organisation: Deakin University
Year Published: 2022
Lead Researcher: Sarah Lambert
Written by Dr Sarah Lambert1, Ms Habiba Fadel1
This study investigated the potential for open textbooks to assist with improving the experience and outcomes of under-represented higher education students in the Australian context.
Open textbooks are a recent innovation in free, digital texts that can be: distributed at no cost; printed at cost price; and modified for local needs, such as to respond to gender, socio-cultural and Indigenous underrepresentations in the curriculum. They are an alternative to commercially produced textbooks and a form of Open Educational Resources (OER).
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A national scoping study