Where to find open textbooks

On this site we have a curated collection of open textbooks that align with the top 40 highest enrolled 1st and 2nd year post-secondary subject areas in British Columbia. But there are many other places to find open textbooks that have already been developed and are ready for adaptation or adoption. 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 Textbooks

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.

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.

Global Text Project – The Global Text Project is a joint project of the Terry College of Business of the University of Georgia and The Daniels College of Business of the University of Denver. A collection of open textbooks in the areas of Business, Computing, Education, Health, Science and Social Science.

Connexions – Content Commons of free, open-licensed educational materials in fields such as music, electrical engineering and psychology.

CCCOER – Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources

Other sources of Open Educational Resources

The following resources are not specific to Open Textbooks, but have material that has been created and released as Open Educational Resources.

SOL*R – repository of learning objects created by British Columbia higher education faculty. Many projects that were funded through the OPDF (Online Program Development Fund) and were created by C2T2 reside in this repository.

OER Commons – worldwide learning network of shared teaching and learning materials.

Merlot – the oldest OER collection on the web with objects designed primarily for higher education.

CCCOER – Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources

The Saylor Foundation – a free and open collection of college-level courses.

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