A recent Florida Virtual Campus report underscores these possible benefits by reporting via survey data the negative impacts of on students when the use of commercially published textbooks is the only choice available to students. This report said,
If want to know more, and there's a few tutorials available for faculty who want to know more about OER:
Information on the process of incorporating a zero cost textbook into your course. More information on OER at Norco College is forthcoming.
Below are some links about the process: