The B.C. Open Textbook Project is funded by the BC Ministry of Advanced Education. A goal of the Project is to provide flexible and affordable access to higher education resources by making available openly-licensed textbooks. Textbooks are available for Applied Science, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth Sciences, Engineering, Maths, Statistics, and Physics.
College Open Textbooks (COT) is one of the premier resources for locating and adopting open-licensed textbooks and other Open Educational Resources (OERs). COT offers: over 850 titles, curated specifically for two-year colleges—but also appropriate for many lower-division courses at four-year colleges; a comprehensive catalogue of links to resources hosted by a wide range of online repositories and other sites; peer and accessibility reviews of selected titles, and mentoring online professional networks that support for authors opening their resources, and other services. Textbooks are available in the areas of Biology & Genetics, Chemistry, Computer & Information Science, Engineering & Electronics, General Sciences, Mathematics, Physics, and Statistics & Probability.
The Global Text Project is a joint project of the Terry College of Business of the University of Georgia and The Daniels College of Business of the University of Denver. It aims to publish electronic texts for students in the developing world and maintains a database of links to books for such students.
The National Academies Press (NAP) was created by the US National Academy of Sciences to publish the reports of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, operating under a charter granted by the Congress of the United States. The NAP publishes more than 200 books a year on a wide range of topics in science, engineering, and medicine, providing authoritative information on important matters in science and health policy. They offer more than 8,500 titles in PDF format. Almost all of these PDFs can be downloaded for free by the chapter or the entire book (Source: NAP webpage). Subjects covered include Biology and Life Sciences, Computers and Information Technology, Earth Sciences, Energy and Energy Conservation, Engineering and Technology, Environment and Environmental Studies, Math, Chemistry and Physics, Policy, Space and Aeronautics, Surveys and Statistics, and Transport and Infrastructure.
OpenStax is a nonprofit based at Rice University, and it’s their mission to improve student access to education. Their first openly licensed college textbook was published in 2012, and their library since scaled to 29 books for college and AP courses used by hundreds of thousands of students. Their adaptive learning technology, designed to improve learning outcomes through personalized educational paths, is being piloted in college courses across the US. Textbooks are available for Math and Science subjects.
Open Textbook Library (OTL) provides textbooks that have been funded, published, and licensed to be freely used, adapted, and distributed. These books have been reviewed by faculty from a variety of colleges and universities to assess their quality. They can be downloaded for no cost, or printed at low cost. All textbooks are either used at multiple higher education institutions; or affiliated with an institution, scholarly society, or professional organization. Subjects covered include Computer Science & Information Systems, Engineering, Mathematics, and Natural Sciences.
Wikibooks is a collection of open-content textbooks, a Wikimedia project for collaboratively writing open-content textbooks that anyone can get edit right. Wikibooks includes textbooks, annotated texts, instructional guides, and manuals. These materials can be used in a traditional classroom, an accredited or respected institution, a home-school environment, as part of a Wikiversity course, or for self-learning. Subjects covered include Computing, Science, Mathematics, and Engineering.
EdX is an online learning destination and MOOC provider, offering high-quality courses from the world’s best universities and institutions to learners everywhere. Currently, EdX is offering thousands of courses in various subjects for different study levels. Subjects include Biology & Life Sciences, Chemistry, Computer Science, Data Analysis & Statistics, Electronics, Energy & Earth Sciences, Engineering, Environmental Studies, Math, Physics, and Science.
FutureLearn offers a diverse selection of courses from leading universities and cultural institutions from around the world. These are delivered one step at a time, and are accessible on mobile, tablet and desktop. Subjects include Nature & Environment and Science, Engineering & Maths.
MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) is a web-based publication of virtually all MIT course content. OCW is open and available to the world and is a permanent MIT activity. Course content is available from the School of Engineering and the School of Science.
Access a range of course materials, videos, lectures, student work and more. Nearly all of the content here is openly licensed for reuse under Creative Commons. Resources are available for subjects including Chemistry, Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, and Statistics.
Stanford Engineering Everywhere (SEE) expands the Stanford experience to students and educators online and at no charge. A computer and an Internet connection are all you need. The SEE course portfolio includes one of Stanford's most popular sequences: the three-course Introduction to Computer Science, taken by the majority of Stanford’s undergraduates, as well as more advanced courses in artificial intelligence and electrical engineering. Stanford encourages fellow educators to use Stanford Engineering course materials in their own classrooms. A Creative Commons license allows for free and open use, reuse, adaptation and redistribution of Stanford Engineering Everywhere material.
TED is a non-profit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). TED is a global community, welcoming people from every discipline and culture who seek a deeper understanding of the world. On TED.com, there is a clearinghouse of free knowledge from the world's most inspired thinkers — and a community of curious souls to engage with ideas and each other.
TU Delft OpenCourseWare provides free and open educational resources of high quality university‐level, organised as courses. You may download, revise, remix and re distribute the resources published at TU Delft OpenCourseWare, as long as you adhere to the Creative Commons conditions. Subjects include Energy, Infrastructures and Mobility, Environment, and Water.
Open access scholarly papers from hundreds of universities and colleges worldwide. Subsets include architecture, humanities, business, education, engineering, law, life sciences, medicine, physical sciences, and social & behavioural sciences.