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Open Educational Resources: Open Textbooks

Alternatives to Textbooks

TEDTalks presentation by Richard Baraniuk:

Peer Review

There are misconceptions that all Open Textbooks are "low quality" materials because they are free, but most do undergo a peer review process. The following links describe some of the evaluation criteria  to which open textbooks are subject:

BCcampus Open Textbook Project

The BC Campus Open Textbook Project is Canada's first government-funded project of its kind, and has been tasked with the ongoing creation of open textbooks for the province’s public post-secondary system. The texts are available for free online or through low-cost print versions. BC Campus provides updated lists of these textbooks as more become available.

Finding Open Textbooks

The following is a list of prominent open textbook collections. See the list of OER Repositories to find many more open textbooks.

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