Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Open Source Textbooks

Are you interested in new alternatives to traditional textbooks? Take a look at some of these services.


“Connexions is an environment for collaboratively developing, freely sharing, and rapidly publishing scholarly content on the Web. Our Content Commons 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.”

Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources

“The primary goal of the Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources is to identify, create and/or re-purpose existing OER as Open Textbooks and make them available for use by community college students and faculty."

"The Community College Open Textbook Collaborative*, funded by The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, is a collection of colleges, governmental agencies, educational nonprofits, and other education-related organizations.

The collaborative provides training for instructors adopting open resources, peer reviews of open textbooks, an online professional network, support for authors opening their resources, and other services."

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