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Why Open Textbooks?
Open textbooks come in a variety of downloadable formats (PDF, ePub, .xml, .docx) and can be printed and bound inexpensively for students preferring a hard copy. The CC licenses attached to these books give faculty the freedom to pick and choose the parts of a book(s) that he/she feels will best help students achieve the course learning outcomes.
Open Textbook Collections
BC Campus: Open Ed
BCcampus has a collection of peer-reviewed open textbooks aligned with the top 40 highest-enrolled subject areas in British Columbia universities
Co-founded by open-education visionary Dr. David Wiley and education-technology strategist Kim Thanos, Lumen Learning is dedicated to facilitating broad, successful adoption of OER.
Luminos is University of California Press’ new Open Access publishing program for monographs. With the same high standards for selection, peer review, production and marketing as our traditional program, Luminos is a transformative model, built as a partnership where costs and benefits are shared.
Noba is an open and free online platform that provides high-quality, flexibly structured textbooks and educational materials.
Peer-reviewed, openly licensed, 100% free. Over 30 textbooks in a vast array of subject areas.
Open Textbook Library
Catalog of open textbooks maintained by the University of Minnesota. This is the most comprehensive listing of open textbooks, and each book has a faculty review system similar to Amazon
PDX Open Textbooks
PDXOpen is an open access textbook publishing initiative to support Portland State faculty developing open access textbooks.
We work with faculty authors to publish high-quality open access textbooks designed specifically for their courses, that are free to students at our university and to anyone throughout the world.
SUNY Open Textbooks
Open SUNY Textbooks is an open textbook publishing initiative established by State University of New York libraries and supported by SUNY Innovative Instruction Technology Grants and SUNY Geneseo.
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