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Resources to Find Open Textbooks
The Open/Alternative Textbook Initiative encourages faculty experimentation and innovation in finding new, better and less costly ways to deliver learning materials to students. Here are some examples of open textbooks used at other institutions.
Through grant funding, Open Stax College is producing free open textbooks for high enrollment college courses using the Connexions platform. Currently available are: College Physics, Introduction to Sociology, Biology, Concepts of Biology, and Anatomy and Physiology.
UM created a catalog of open textbooks and is providing $500-$1000 stipends for faculty members to review and adopt these resources.
Contains links to open textbooks that meet AIM’s evaluation criteria.
Florida’s digital repository, contains links to a variety of open textbooks.
Textbooks, syllabi, assessments, in 81 high-enrollment college courses created by a Washington State Board for Community & Technical Colleges (SBCTC) grant.
A collection of twenty-nine education non-profit and for-profit organizations, affiliated with more than 200 colleges, is focused on driving awareness and adoptions of open textbooks to more than 2000 community and other two-year colleges. This includes providing training for instructors adopting open resources, peer reviews of open textbooks, and mentoring online professional networks that support for authors opening their resources, and other services.
A collection of open-content textbooks built on a Wikipedia like platform.
Open Educational Resources Repositories
Both of these repositories contain open textbooks along with a wealth of other open educational resources.