Tidbits, Resources, and Discussion for ELI Faculty

Monday, December 15, 2008

Open Textbook Resources in MERLOT

Our resident MERLOT expert, Laura Franklin, recently alerted me to a new collection of open textbook materials available on MERLOT. All the 134 sites listed are currently under consideration to become part of the Community College Open Textbook Project of the Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources. Some of the things posted here are from Wikipedia, and I'm not quite sure why those types of resources are included, but there are also very detailed websites created by individual scholars that you might find useful for your courses. The sites address a wide range of topics, from US History to Oceanography, Calculus to Art History, Engineering to First Aid to Chinese History. If you're looking for new materials, you might want to check it out.

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