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Places to look for free courseware, textbooks, etc.
American Institute of Mathematics. Approved
open access mathematics textbooks
for traditional university courses.
AMSER: Applied Math and Science Educational Repository
. Thousands of resources in the arts and sciences - free to use.
Catalog of books whose authors have made them available for free.
Offers free eBooks for university students, business professionals and travel guides. Also lists other sites with sources of curricula, textbooks, etc.
BYU (Brigham Young University)
California Open Online Library for Education COOL for Ed
The three State of California Higher Education Systems are working together to provide you easy access to quality FREE and OPEN eTextbooks
Capilano University (Canada)
(no longer available?)
Carnegie Mellon University
OLI (Open Learning Initiative)
(For faculty - Review their courses
: OER from Clint Lalonde. A collection of quality chemistry OER
China Quality Open Courseware. CORE
. Over 400 courses have been available to institutions part of the China Open Resources for Education (CORE) consortium. Some courses are in English. (?)
CLRN Digital Textbook Initiative. (California Learning Resource Network) No longer available
Provides a catalog of open textbooks appropriate for community college classes. Includes
textbooks by subject
Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources
(CCCOER) Free and open textbooks.
Computer Science Open Educational Resources (OER)
Includes links to OpenStax textbooks. Shared modular educational material
Content Without Borders
An open repository service to help with discovery of resources from academic and other institutions. (Managed by Pearson using Equella)
A collection of courses, documentaries and other learning materials from a variety of sites.
Curriki K-12 Open Curricula Community
Covers some college level material
Flat World Knowledge
Textbooks were free in the past. There are now fees for using books on this site. Early versions of Flatworld Knowledge can still be found at Saylor.org
is more than a collection of manuals about free and open source software, it is also the community. Anyone can contribute to a manual – to fix a spelling mistake, add a more detailed explanation, write a new chapter, or start a whole new manual on a topic.
Free High School Science Texts (FHSST) "Setting science education free in South Africa." Now part of
This site lists free online computer science, engineering and programming books, textbooks and lecture notes, all of which are legally and freely available over the Internet.
Global Text Project
Free textbooks for subjects such as business, computing, education, health, science, social science.
Green Tea Press
omputer science books with open licenses by the publisher of
, and other books by Allen Downey.
Study materials for some higher education courses middle school through college including videos. Partners with other sites for educational material.
Books for science, technology, health sciences.
More than 850 scientific books available along with a few open access journals in engineering, technology, life sciences, health sciences and a few books for social sciences and the humanities.
Internet Archive Open Educational Resources
. Includes links to lectures, math, environment science materials, etc.
. Books in science, technology, health sciences.
. Requires use of Apple products, but these courses will be accessible to some.
Archive of a database of resources for higher ed, each reviewed by an academic specialist
Japan OpenCourseWare Consortium
JORUM. Find, share learning and teaching UK resources. Now available at
KFUPM Open Courseware
(King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals) Open courseware.
Videos for math, science, computer programming, history, art history, economics, and more.
. Indexes some free university lectures.
l. from the Association of American Medical Colleges
A curated collection of learning objects for higher education
MIT's OCW project. Extensive site of courses from MIT
Psychology - open textbook, open modules which can be customized. (Low cost print versions are available)
National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning. Courses related to engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics, etc. put together by seven institutions in India. This site provides access to course lectures on video. (In some cases only the syllabus is available.) Faculty are encouraged to use these materials to develop courses for their own institions. Users may download the videos. University of the People has been given permission to provide access to these materials.
OAD Directory of Open Access Publishers
Publishers of open access books.May provide some leads on where to look. Maintained by Simmons College.
OpenCourseWare Consortium of higher ed institutions providing access to free and open educational materials.
Free to use, openly licensed resources K-12 to college courses
"We publish details about books which are provided by publishers or authors on their websites legally and free of charge."
OpenCulture. 200 Free Textbooks: A Meta Collection
(Other OpenCulture lists include free courses, audio books, videos, etc.)
Over 600 free online courses from The Open University (UK) [New webpage soon! December 2016]
(University of Michigan) Open initiatives supposting free/open education resources.
OpenStax textbooks include College Physics, Introduction to Sociology, Biology, Concepts of Biology and Anatomy and Physiology, and Introduction to Statistics. More textbooks are in the works. (Project housed at Rice University)
(Open Textbooks SUNY)
Open SUNY Textbooks is an open access textbook publishing initiative established by State University of New York libraries and supported by
SUNY Innovative Instruction Technology Grants
.(Includes titles such as
Good Corporation, Bad Corporation
Corporate Social Responsibility in the Global Economy
Writing in College: From Competence to Excellence
Foundations of Academic Success: Words of Wisdom
(University of Minnesota). A catalog of open textbooks that will be reviewed by U of Minnesota faculty
Florida's digital repository of open textbooks. Includes
Open Courseware, Open Textbooks, 3d object models, learning modules, and videos. Search for higher education resources and K-12 resources.
ParisTech OCW (France).
(No longer available?)
Public domain literature including some information from contemporary authors.
, An online library of books and journals not open, but may be worth the cost for some students. Allows for a free trial but after seven days requires a fee-based subscription which costs $20 a month. Yearly subscriptions somewhat cheaper.
Includes the early versions of textbooks from FlatWorld Knowledge
Open courses launched by Foothill - De Anza Community College District
A student-run site dedicated to increasing the use of free educational materials. Search for textbooks and a short list of courses.
Lists of sites for free textbook material prepared by a Walter Antoniotti, retired professor
UC College Prep
(open access supplemental material) no longer available?
. Provides Spanish and Portuguese open course ware (OCW) material.
University of Minnesota Open Textbook Catalog
. Now part of the Open Textbook Library. Peer reviewed, Free online, download for free.
- Writing Spaces is an open textbook project for college-level writing studies courses
Open Yale Courses
. Recorded lectures available in video, audio, and text transcript form.
Links checked December 2016 IF
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