No Books, No Problem: Teaching Without a Text
University of Cincinnati’s Psychology Students Present Cheaper Alternative Textbooks at the national EDUCAUSE Annual Meeting in Washington, DC. Feb. 14, 2011
This catalog is fairly limited in number, but it continues to grow. This site is created by Student PIRGs (Public Interest Research Groups), and contains more information about open textbooks.
This catalog is a resource to help connect professors with some of the top open textbooks currently available. Since open textbooks are based online (print copies are optional), they can be difficult to locate or evaluate for quality. This catalog provides information to help make finding a free, open textbook less time consuming for instructors.This is from the Including websites, iPod lectures and field trips. Open textbooks are one of many possible solutions, but we believe that they offer student consumers the best benefits. Therefore, we promote open textbooks to set the bar high for alternatives to expensive, traditional textbooks.
Open textbooks are complete digital textbooks that are accessible online at no cost, and affordable to purchase printed as a book. The educational material inside open textbooks is similar to traditional texts – the difference is that open textbooks are licensed to allow users to legally access and reformat copies of the text at no additional cost. This gives students the choice to read their textbooks in multiple print and digital formats.
Created by teachers for teachers, these ready-to-use materials provide easy ways to incorporate the Library’s unparalleled primary sources into instruction.