QUT Open Texts

Open textbooks authored, edited and adapted by QUT staff

These are textbooks that have been written by university staff in most disciplines globally and are published freely in digital form under a Creative Commons licence. They are free to use and distribute and are licensed to be freely adapted or changed with proper attribution.

View the QUT Open Texts collection

Open texts benefit students and staff in a variety of ways.

  • The inclusion of open texts in courses provides a zero-cost approach for students. This supports all students in having equitable access to their learning resources.
  • Open texts are easily accessible to the student, improving the student experience.
  • Open texts enable the authors to adapt high quality open textbooks to create localised and customised content.
  • Open texts are more flexible to use than commercial textbooks due to their use of Creative Commons licences. They are easy to share and adapt without breaching copyright.

QUT is committed to the creation and dissemination of knowledge for the benefit of society. This includes supporting the use and sharing of Open Educational Resources (OER) to widen access to education, and to improve both the cost-efficiency and quality of teaching and learning outcomes (QUT Open Educational Resources Policy).