Resources for Open Textbooks
The Main PowerPoint presentation was adapted from the Student PIRG’s presentation. The presentation about Creative Commons was linked into Sue Galloway’s ppt about Creative Commons and played the CC game, match the symbols to the license description. The flyer used was adapted from Erik Christensen’s flyer from South Florida Community College.
ADDITIONAL Textbook Sites:
Here you will find FREE TO USE learning resources that you can use to supplement your own course materials or learning. Some of these are from BC-based projects while others are from Open Educational Resource projects from around the world. [freelearning.ca Free Learning]
• FLOSS Manuals Free Manuals for software
• Freebookcentre.net free online technical books,which include core computer science, networking, programming languages, Systems Programming books, Linux books and more.
• Saylor licensed textbooks
• Bookkbone not open, advertising supported
• Textbook Media aiming to make selected textbooks available at an affordable price with lots of flexibility in both faculty and student preferences.
• Open Access Textbooks Project two-year initiative to create a sustainable model for the discovery, production, and dissemination of open textbooks.
• Bartleby Literature books in the public domain.
• Classic Reader Many classic, public-domain ebooks for download.
• Page by Page Books Contains classic books and works in the public domain.
Other Sources for Open or Free Content: Music, Films & other Media:
• Creative Commons: Media Search Media search (includes images, music, video, websites)
• Internet Archive Free Movies, Music, Books & Wayback Machine