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Open Education Resources: Find Open Textbooks

Evaluating Open Textbooks and other Open Resources

Evaluating Open Textbooks

Evaluating Open Textbooks

evaluating open texbooks

Created by the CAUL - CBUA Scholarly Communications Committee

Open Textbooks Resources

Textbooks that have been funded, published, and licensed to be freely used, adapted, and distributed. These books have been reviewed by faculty from a variety of colleges and universities to assess their quality.

Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching (MERLOT) is free online community of resources designed primarily for faculty, staff and students of higher education. Most, but not all, Merlot resources are Creative Commons licensed.

OpenStax College offers students free textbooks that meet scope and sequence requirements for most courses. These are peer-reviewed texts written by professional content developers.

The Connexions consortium hosts this repository and a content management system. Connexions includes more than 17,000 learning objects in all subject areas.

Open SUNY Textbooks is an open access textbook publishing initiative established by State University of New York libraries.

Collection of open books and textbooks from a variety of sources.

Focuses on undergraduate course textbooks in all subject areas.

Open textbooks for the 40 highest enrolled first- and second-year subject areas in the British Columbia's public, post-secondary system.

Provides a listing of Open Textbooks by Subject

A collection of expertly developed educational materials – including textbooks, syllabi, course activities, readings, and assessments – in 81 high-enrollment college courses

Open Educational Resources Commons contains full courses, modules, syllabi, lectures, homework assignments, quizzes, lab activities, pedagogical materials, games, simulations, and more.