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OER Commons: Open Textbooks
This catalog contains hundreds of college-level open textbooks from higher education institutions around the world.
A catalog of open access textbooks to be reviewed by faculty members, made available by the University of Minnesota's College of Education and Human Development.
All textbooks in this catalog are openly licenses, complete, and available in print at very little cost.
College Open Textbooks
Approximately 100 peer-reviewed open textbooks collected by both non-profit and for-profit corporations.
Includes a range of formats and copyright licenses, although all are free for use.
Open Textbook Library
Openly licensed, peer-evaluated textbooks in various subjects.
Global Text Project
A free library of thousands of texts for students in a range of topics covered in a university undergraduate program
Join venture between the Terry College of Business of the University of Georgia and the Daniels College of Business of the University of Denver.
Individual book chapters can be opened and modified to fit your own needs
AcademicPub is a build-your-own-textbook service that offers students three different options for purchasing the book: digital download, paperback, or hardcover.
Instructors can create a customized textbook with book chapters, case studies and journal articles.
AcademicPub provides services to track how much royalties will cost for each custom textbook.
A multidisciplinary Open Access publisher of books and journals covering the fields of Science, Technology and Medicine.
InTech as published more than 850 Open Access books, and provides support services for faculty who wish to publish a book or journal and make it available via Open Access.
Offers a number of e-Textbooks sorted by author and topic
All of the textbooks can be downloaded for free and many of them can be purchased in print form
Academic Commons is dedicated to the development of free web-based resources for academic professionals focusing on liberal arts education via digital tools.
The news aggregator showcases current developments and projects in the open education community.
Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources
The CCCOER collects open access resources for the creation of textbook alternatives, in addition to open content repositories and developmental tools.
Access to over 500 open texbooks, as well as a useful guide to creating and implementing your own open access textbook.
Connexions contains educational materials for everyone - from children to college students to professionals - organized in small modules that are easily connected into larger collections or courses
All content is free to use and reuse under the Creative Commons attribution license
Digital Public Library of America (DPLA)
Contains links to a wide range of multimedia objects form libraries, archives and museums around the United States (so not international).
The copyright status of items vary because it is collected from many sources. However, many items are public domain or available for re-use, and there is information in a "rights" field for each item.
ree online peer-reviewed publication service for medical resources such as teaching materials, assessment tools and faculty development.
Promotes educational collaboration through the open exchange of scholarly educational resources.
Users can download and utilize any and all of the published resources for educational purposes without legal infringements
A free and open resource designed primarily for faculty and students of higher education
Links to online learning materials are collected here along with assignments and comments to enhance the teaching experience of an exercise
Provides over 1600 open teaching and learning resources: online presentations; course material; learning modules; podcasts; simulation tools.
Created by the NSF-funded Network for Computational Nanotechnology
Open Education Consortium
Free and open digital publication of high quality educational materials, organized as courses.
A collaboration of more than 200 higher education institutions and associated organizations from around the world creating a board and deep body of open educational content using a shared model.
Open Course Library
Range of manterials including syllabi, course activities, and assessments created by faculty, instructional designers, librarians, other experts. Some of these materials are intended to be paired with textbooks.
This is a smaller collection, but is sponsored by the Washington State Board of Education and therefore the materials have undergone testing for accessibility and assessed for quality.
Unless otherwise noted, all materials are shared under a Creative Commons (CC BY) license.and are available for download and editing via Google Docs.
A free and open, online, not-for-profit art history textbook with complete multimedia content.
Student PIRGs: Open Textbooks
A catalog of information about some of the top examples of open college textbooks, offered online under a license allowing free digital access and inexpensive print options. Material can be easily modified to fit your needs.
Subjects covered: Accounting & Finance; Business, Management & Marketing; Computer Science & Information Systems; Economics; General Education; Humanities & Language; Mathematics & Statistics; Natural & Physical Sciences; Social Sciences.
A student-run site dedicated to increasing the use of free educational materials by teachers and professors
The approach is to bring all of the free textbooks they can find together in one place, review them, and let the best rise to the top and find their way into the hands of students in classrooms around the world
An evolving online community intended for the planning of education projects linked with the development of free content and the development of free content on WikiEducator for free learning.
World Lecture Hall
Includes links to pages created by faculty worldwide who are using the Web to deliver course materials in any language.
Digital content hub supporting the discovery, distribution and creation of open educational resources
Platform to create free and fully customizable K-12 Open Educational Resources.
Standards Aligned K-12 Open Educational Resource Library
Maintained by the New York State Education Department
Reviewed OER LIbrary (Washington)
Reviewed OER, aligned with Common Core from Washington's Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI)
Open Educational Resources: Share, Remix, Learn
Great collection of openly licensed K-12 educational resources. Created by Karen Fasimpaur
OER Suggessted Sites
Links to OER collections, curriculum, lesson plans, math resources and English language arts resources from Washington's Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI)
K 12 Open Ed
Links to wiki, blog, and OER Community of Practice
OER Materials Review Instruments
Rubrics and evaluation instruments from Washington's Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI)
OER Commons Authoring Overview
Create resources using Open Author or Submit an existing resource
OERPUB is creating innovative open-source tools for authoring, adapting, remixing, and publishing open education resources and then delivering them to the web, mobile, tablet, and print.
Creative Commons - Choose a License
Form to automatically create code to add to the website that contains your content.
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