One of the driving factors for adopting OER, such as open textbooks, is they are free. Resources that are free and immediately accessible to all students on their first day of class are essential to promoting educational equity and lifelong learning. But cost savings is not the only benefit of using OER!
Creative Commons licensing also allows instructors to edit, revise and adapt content to provide their students with more culturally relevant, topical, and dynamic content. Using Creative Commons licensing also makes it easier to share learning materials amongst colleagues and engage students to participate in the content creation process.