The skyrocketing price of textbooks is beyond students’ affordability.
Educators and teachers have taken an open access approach to textbooks to
address this issue. This study aimed to investigate open access textbooks from
the perspectives of source of provision, use license, mode of use, file format, and
business model in terms of information provision. Eighteen use cases of open
access textbooks were selected for systematic review by two researchers. Future
suggestions for open access textbooks are also discussed.
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