Open Source College Textbooks & Resources

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Siôn Phillpott’s article lists 9 Fantastic Websites that Offer Free College Textbooks on CareerAddict. In case that page gets taken down, the list is below.

  1. Bookboon
  2. OpenStax
  3. Open Textbook Library
  4. Saylor Academy
  5. IntechOpen
  6. Textbook Revolution
  7. Online Mathematics Textbooks
  8. Project Gutenberg
  9. Wikibooks

Access to the complete O’Reilly Library of books and media via Carnegie Mellon libraries. You must be on the CMU internet to access

And of course there are a growing list of other resources that I should organize at some point in the future.


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Are you using free eTextbooks in your teaching or your learning? Have you created free eTextbooks? We invite you to catalog these resources in MERLOT. Your colleagues and students around the world will thank you!

LibreTexts – Free The Textbook

Sophisticated and customizable LibreTexts has enabled us to tightly align readings with course content in a way that is transparent to students. The integration of advanced technologies like NotaBene have also allowed us to create additional value (for free) for both instructors and students. Dr. Marc T.

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10 Free Tools for Building Blended & Online Learning

As internet connections improve and costs of classroom hours increase, it’s becoming increasingly important to offer some form of blended or totally online materials to enhance courses. In this posting I’ll introduce some useful free and freemium tools that can enable any teacher to start creating content for online delivery.

An especially promising tool is

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