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Repositories

This list of repositories contains some of the more commonly used ones for community colleges.

Cool4Ed.This site includes 3 open textbooks for almost all of the top 50 enrolled lower division courses of the three systems. These 149 free and open etextbooks that have been reviewed by faculty colleagues in the California Community Colleges, the California State University, and the University of California. The California OER Council developed the evaluation rubric which was used by all faculty reviewers. The courses are listed by C-ID number.

OpenStax College.  Rice University.  Peer-reviewed textbooks used at UC and CSU.  Can modify.  History, physics, soc, biol, stats, math, econ, chem.  Low-cost print.  

SkillsCommons.  Materials for workforce development (CTE disciplines) from the Department of Labor’s TAACCCT grants.  Produced by community colleges, managed by CSU and the MERLOT program for the DoL.

BC Campus Open Ed (Canada) – General Ed and CTE: https://open.bccampus.ca/find-open-textbooks/

See Page 2 for Barbara Illowsky’s Recommended sites.

MERLOT free and open textbooks in the COOL4Ed, California Open Online Library for Education which will develop open textbooks aligned with courses in the CCC, CSU, and UC.  

Open Textbooks from the Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources.  International organization with hundreds of higher education and associated institutions.  

College Open Textbooks.  29 educational non-profit and for-profit organizations focused on driving  adoptions of open textbooks to more than 2000 community and two-year colleges.

OpenStax College.  Rice University.  Peer-reviewed textbooks used at UC and CSU.  Can modify.  History, physics, soc, biol, stats, math, econ, chem.  Low-cost print.