Challenge #1 – Where do I find an open textbook to use in my teaching?

Did you know…?

That there are many repositories available to find Open Educational Resources such as textbooks, pictures, lesson plans, and more? This week, we focus on how to find an open textbook to use in your teaching. Open textbooks are textbooks that are free to use, adapt, modify, and repurpose.  Importantly, they are free to students.  There are several well recognized open textbook collections of great quality, such as:

Examples of Open Textbooks

Peruse the below textbooks at your leisure to get a feel for what’s out there and how open textbook formats can vary!

Your Challenge This Week….

For this challenge you will explore the eCampus Ontario open library and see if there is an open textbook that is relevant to your area of teaching.  There are currently 590 open textbooks and materials in the collection, and the number is continually growing.  

  1. Go to the eCampus Ontario open library and find a textbook that is relevant to something that you teach. If you aren’t currently teaching, choose one that you are generally interested in.  
  2. In the Padlet below:
    • Click on the “+” icon in the bottom-right corner to begin a new message;
    • Share the link to the textbook you found in the Padlet below, and;
    • Tell us how you would use it in your teaching!
    • You’re welcome to comment and begin a discussion on other posts. 🙂

Watch this video walkthrough of how to find an open text:


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