Do you have concerns about the quality of OER textbooks? These OER associations, communities, and services only host OERs after the works have gone through a selection criteria process, which includes peer review by academics. You can also review the existing research on OER, many of which evaluate the quality of OER.
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The BC Open Textbooks Collection contains close to 300 openly licensed textbooks. Textbooks are from various subjects, including the arts, sciences, social sciences, business, and more. The texts are available in multiple formats, including editable versions in many cases.
Merlot is a program of the California State University System partnering with education institutions, professional societies, and industry to bring together a curated collection of free and open online teaching, learning, and faculty development services contributed and used by an international education community. Each resource has been reviewed by faculty familiar with the discipline and rated by the community of users. OER include full courses, websites, videos, test sets, textbooks, and tutorials.
" The intent is to provide classroom use of the platform, without any required cost to students, for schools wanting a managed install of the IMathAS platform, and to provide students self-study opportunities."
"OpenStax is a nonprofit based at Rice University... ...and our library has since scaled to more than 25 books for college and AP courses used by hundreds of thousands of students. Our adaptive learning technology, designed to improve learning outcomes through personalized educational paths, is being piloted in college courses across the country."
The library of the University of Minnesota Open Textbook Network. 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. These books can be downloaded for no cost, or printed at low cost. All textbooks are either used at multiple higher education institutions; or affiliated with an institution, scholarly society, or professional organization.
Wayne State University Press is excited to announce our plan to digitize 59 out-of-print titles through a $94,000 grant from a joint project between the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). These titles selected highlight our Jewish and regional studies titles, and will be freely accessible to the public through the websites of the Wayne State University Library System and the Press (wayneopen.org).
"Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom. We tackle math, science, computer programming, history, art history, economics, and more. Our math missions guide learners from kindergarten to calculus using state-of-the-art, adaptive technology that identifies strengths and learning gaps."