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UCC LibGuides at Union County College
Open Textbooks and Learning Resources
Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources
Open and free textbooks for use in community college courses arranged by subjects. "Most of the textbooks on this list have Creative Commons (CC) open licenses or GNU-Free Document License. Others are U.S. government documents in the public domain (PD).
Many other textbooks are free to view online but are NOT OPEN for reuse and customization. "
Open Textbook Library
"Open textbooks are textbooks that have been funded, published, and licensed to be freely used, adapted, and distributed. These books have been reviewed by faculty from a variety of colleges and universities to assess their quality. "
College Open Textbooks
OER resources listed by Open Washington
MERLOT is a repository for OER (Open Educational Resource) teaching and learning materials maintained by California State University. The collection is searchable and contains 19 material types (tutorials, assessments, simulations, quizzes, e-portfolios, etc) covering 7 major disciplines as well as academic support and work-force development resources.
"Worldwide learning network of shared teaching and learning materials made freely available online. Grouped by subject area and grade level (primary through postsecondary)."
Open Course Library
"A collection of expertly developed educational materials – including textbooks, syllabi, course activities, etc. – in 81 high-enrollment college courses. The courses provide faculty with a high-quality, affordable option that will cost students no more than $30 for textbooks. Unless otherwise noted, all materials are shared under a Creative Commons (CC BY) license."
"These books were developed following traditional textbook publishing methods... (and) are available in multiple formats (PDF, print on demand, on the Web) and are licensed to be revised and remixed by faculty who want to create a custom solution for a course."
California Open Online Library for Education
Textbooks, courseware, and learning resources for the 52 high-enrollment courses common to this higher-ed system. Includes faculty reviews.
Free or inexpensive textbooks and learning activities. Customization encouraged.