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Open Educational Textbooks
On this page you will find several openly licensed Engineering textbooks along with supplemental materials offered via the Open Educational resources platforms.
Open textbooks are similar to traditional texts, but more flexible. The open licensing of textbooks allows for collaborations on and improvements to textbooks from contributors around the world. The ability to make minor changes or updates to a textbook or create an abridged version of the book, without requiring students to purchase an entire book, is a cost advantage. The pedagogical advantage is the opportunity for lecturers to make changes, or adapt, the textbook to match their classroom instruction needs and style.
Discipline-specific pages are not intended to be exhaustive, but to showcase content that may be of interest to Engineering considering adopting open educational resources for use in their classes.
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Where to Find Open Textbooks?
OpenStax is a nonprofit based at Rice University. Textbooks are peer-reviewed written by professional content developers.
Open Textbook library
A project of the University of Minnesota, the Open Textbook Library is a collection of open textbooks that features reviews written by academics..
BCCampus open textbooks are licensed under the open copyright license. Textbooks are made available online to be freely used by students, academics, and members of the public. Click on the Engineering Subject.
As a global eBook publisher, bookboon.com offers a large range of over 1000 eBooks in seven languages, directly available to download from the website.