Friday, January 22, 2016

Open Source Textbooks Resources

Have you heard about Open source textbooks? They are textbooks licensed under an open copyright license and made available online to be freely used by students, teachers, and everyone. Many open textbooks are distributed in either print, e-book, or audio formats that may be downloaded or purchased at little or no cost (wiki).

Here's a list of resources for open source textbooks;
  • OpenStax College (Offering students free textbooks that are developed and peer-reviewed by educators. Initiated by Rice University)
  • Open Textbook Library (Textbooks are either used at multiple higher education institutions, or affiliated with an institution, scholarly society, or professional organization. Hosted by the University of Minnesota)

  • College Open Textbooks (Focusing on community colleges and other 2-year institutions of higher education and the first two years of 4-year institutions)
  •  Open Textbooks (Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources)
  • Open SUNY Textbooks (An open access textbook publishing initiative established by State University of New York libraries)