Week 4: Find, Evaluate and Modify Open Textbooks

February 2-6, 2015

Facilitator: Clint Lalonde

Topic: This week, our topic is finding and evaluating textbooks. We'll be discussing some of the qualities that make a good textbook and exploring some of the technologies associated with open textbooks. One of the biggest hurdles many faculty face when it comes to open textbooks is where to begin to find them. This week we'll show you some of the places where you can find open textbooks and some of the features of the different repositories that can help you evaluate open textbooks.


  • Identify the pedagogical features that make textbooks different from other books
  • Evaluate an open textbook
  • Find open textbooks
  • Describe the reasons why someone might adapt an open textbook
  • Describe the lifecycle of an open textbook


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