Textbook costs have skyrocketed in recent years, putting them beyond the reach of many students, but there are options which can mitigate this problem. Open textbooks, an open educational resource, have proven capable of making textbooks affordable to students. There have been few educational development as promising as the development of open textbooks to lower costs for students. While the last five years have witnessed unparalleled interest and significant advances in the development and dissemination of open textbooks, one important aspect has, until now, remained unexplored: the praxis of learning analytics for extracting information regarding how learners interact and learn with open textbooks, which is crucial for their evaluation and iterative improvement process. Learning analytics off ers a faster and more objective means of data collection and processing than traditional counterparts, such as surveys and questionnaires, andâ€”most importantlyâ€”with their capability to provide direct evidence of learning, they present the opportunity to enhance both learner performance and environment.