Archive for the ‘OpenSource Content’ Category

Free eBooks and More

Friday, January 7th, 2011

Open Culture is a great site that identifies free resources available for education.

Among this week’s posts is a notice that Kaplan is offering 130 free eBooks through January 10 (for iPad, iPhone, iPhod, Nook, and Sony eReader). There are many SAT, GRE, GMAT, and other college exam study guides available.

Other things you will find listed at Open Culture include audio books, online courses, language lessons, eBooks, textbooks and movies. One example is To Kill a Mockingbird, shown below.

Visit the Learning Objects and Open Source Content to learn about other educational content you can use for your courses.

OpenSource Free Textbooks

Friday, December 11th, 2009

When considering textbooks for your courses, you might take a look resources offered by the Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources.  The goal of the consortium is for educators to pool their expertise to create resources  for community college students and faculty.

Community College Open Textbook Collaborative  offers a growing selection of subjects suitable for community colleges.  Textbooks submitted must follow guidelines regarding copyright, formatting and accessibility. Textbooks are peer-reviewed; the Peer Reviews section will identify the results of reviews. Books are rated for clarity and comprehension, readability, consistency, appropriateness, interface, content usefulness, modularity, errors, reading level, and cultural relevance.

If you would like to get involved with the College Open Textbooks Professional Network, consider joining the forum or piloting textbooks.