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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.
OpenStax offers free textbooks that meet scope and sequence requirements for most courses. These are peer-reviewed texts written by professional content developers.
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 licensed, complete, and available in print at very little cost.
OER Commons: Open Textbooks
This catalog contains hundreds of college-level open textbooks from higher education institutions around the world.
BC Campus OpenEd
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.
"Mix and match text, images and rich media content from 240+ publishers in over 90 disciplines, upload your own materials and add any third party content with 100% copyright compliance."
"The open-content textbooks collection that anyone can edit."
"Since 2004, we've offered college students either inexpensive or premium options for their assigned textbook. Our publications are select, quality textbooks developed by professionals, and assigned by instructors."
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."
EcoText is an online learning platform that helps educational communities strengthen student engagement. This initiative was started by UNH students, now Alumni. It has free and paid options.