There are many places to find open textbooks that have already been developed. The following resources contain existing open texts and other teaching resources that are openly-licensed and free for educators to use and adapt to their own needs.
Open.BCcampus.ca – A collection of existing open textbooks curated by BCcampus and available for reuse and adaptation.
OpenStax College – OpenStax College offers students free textbooks that are peer-reviewed & written by professional content developers.
Open Academics Textbook Catalog – Hosted by the University of Minnesota, this site is a catalog of 150 open textbooks covering Business, Accounting, IT, Economics, Math, Humanities, Law, Math & Statistics, Natural, Physical and Social Sciences.
SOL*R – some B.C.-based projects and resources funded by BCcampus.
Orange Grove Text – Florida’s operational repository project of open source educational materials.
College Open Textbooks – lists open textbooks by subject, many of which have been peer reviewed.
Connexions – Content Commons of free, open-licensed educational materials in fields such as music, electrical engineering and psychology.
Lumen Learning Open Resources – The courses include a complete set of open resources as well as sample assessments, faculty resources, etc.
Merlot– free and open resource designed primarily for higher education.
OER Commons – worldwide learning network of shared teaching and learning materials.
CCCOER – Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources
FLOSS Manuals – free manuals for free software
Free Book Centre – a collection of free books on the web
Global Text – open content electronic textbooks
The Saylor Foundation – a free and open collection of college-level courses.
CK-12 Flexbooks – K-12 open textbooks and resources
Jorum – Open Educational Repository in Support of Computer Science
InTech – World’s largest multidisciplinary open access publisher of books covering the fields of Science, Technology and Medicine.
Boundless – Content for 18 leading college level subjects.
Two resources from Creative Commons (Excel spreadsheets):
- Openly editable spreadsheet of courses relevant to U.S. Federal TAACCCT Grantees.
- College-level OER suggestions and ideas, organized by course.
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