Monday, March 22, 2010

Open Textbook Websites

Textbooks from CCOTC (College Open Textbooks is the website of Community College Open Textbooks Collaborative. "College Open Textbooks has peer-reviewed more than 100 open textbooks for use in community college courses... Open textbooks are freely available for use without restriction and can be downloaded or printed from web sites and repositories." Read more on their About page.)

Connexions (Connexions® is a registered trademark of Rice University. Connexions is a large open repository of learning modules that anyone can contribute to and anyone can download the content freely. Modules are small unit of educational material. Related modules are grouped into "collections", which can be journal articles or used as textbooks. You can either search everything by keyword limited to subject area or browse. You can also limit your search to just "collections". Connexions uses "Lenses" for quality control. "Lenses are content selected by an organization or individual". View the list of Connexions Featured Content.)

Flat World Knowledge Catalog (This publisher works with authors to publish open, customizable textbooks that includes teaching supplements and uses editorial and peer review process. Students can choose to use the free online format, or purchase at a relatively lower cost printed textbooks, audiobooks, e-books for mobile devices, or print at home options.)

OER Commons (Click on one of the featured searches on the left "Open Textbooks".)

Openstax College (Rice University, new in 2012 as reported in an article published in Inside Highered.)

Merlot search results limit to Type: Open Textbook (more than 600 results)

Orange Grove Texts Plus, a joint initiative of the University Press of Florida and the Orange Grove, Florida’s Digital Repository

The Global Text Project

Learning Units from the Open University

Supplemental Resources from MIT Open Courseware (Online textbooks are marked by the icon with a white "T" in red background)

California Free Digital Textbook Initiative Review Results (for California Schools)

List of Open Textbooks compiled by PIRGs

Writing Spaces, "an open textbook project for college-level writing studies courses", consisted of peer-reviewed essays.

Updated 2/7/2012 yy

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