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Find and adopt Open Textbooks
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Open textbooks improve learning and teaching by insuring that every student has access to the resources needed to succeed in a course from the first day of class. Open textbooks are free or low-cost on the web and modestly priced for downloads, use on eReaders, or in bound format.
Open Textbook Library
A catalog of open access textbooks to be reviewed by faculty members, made available by the University of Minnesota's College of Education and Human Development. All textbooks in this catalog are openly licenses, complete, and available in print at very little cost.
OpenStax College offers free textbooks that meet scope and sequence requirements for most courses. These are peer-reviewed texts written by professional content developers.
Open SUNY Textbooks
"Open SUNY Textbooks is an open access textbook publishing initiative established by State University of New York libraries and supported by SUNY Innovative Instruction Technology Grants. This pilot initiative publishes high-quality, cost-effective course resources by engaging faculty as authors and peer-reviewers, and libraries as publishing service and infrastructure."
OER Commons: Open Textbooks
This catalog contains hundreds of college-level open textbooks from higher education institutions around the world.
BC Campus OpenEd (Canada)
Funded by British Columbia’s Ministry of Advanced Education, BCCampus OpenEd has published over 40 open textbooks designed for use in first and second year undergraduate courses.
A multi-institutional collaborative venture to develop the next generation of open-access texts to improve postsecondary education at all levels of higher learning.
Assumption Students Survey 2019
In your time at Assumption, has the cost of required textbooks caused you to: (select all that apply)
Not register for a specific course (53%)
Earn a poor grade (31%)
Take fewer courses (18%)
Withdraw from a course (9%)
Fail a course (6%)
Modifying an Open Textbook
A true open textbook will allow you to edit the work as you see fit, while maintaining compliance with the copyright license. Faculty have the ability to add, subtract, reorder, or otherwise modify the text, graphics, and other components of an open textbook in order to best suit their teaching needs.
This useful guide provides tips and instructions for importing and editing common open textbook file and platform types: