Pressbooks is perhaps the most powerful tool GCC faculty have in their OER toolbox!
The Pressbooks Directory gives you access to nearly 6000 OER textbook titles in a wide range of disciplines. And because Maricopa subscribes to Pressbooks in what is known as the Maricopa Open Digital Press, GCC Faculty can (within 5-10 minutes), copy one of these Pressbooks and embed it into your Canvas Course. Moreover, this Pressbook will be yours to edit, remix, and modify as needed to fit the pedagogical needs of your classroom.
The Pressbook Power Play
This is what is known as the Pressbook Power Play. If you would like an OER Librarian to help you tap into this power, please let us know! However, this is something you can also do yourself through the following steps:
After that, you are done! That said, you can directly edit your OER textbook directly in Canvas if you want to make any changes to it.
Whether or not you use the Pressbooks Powerplay listed above, the Pressbooks Directory is a great place to find quality OER textbook content with nearly 6000 titles across a wide range of disciplines. https://pressbooks.directory/
Open Textbook Library (OTL) is an initiative by the University of Minnesota intended to help faculty members quickly find and assess open textbooks in use at other institutions of higher education The library has collected dozens of open textbooks that are currently in use at higher educational institutions or affiliated with a higher education institution, scholarly society, or professional organization. OTL also invites faculty reviews of the textbooks in the library.
Mostly when folks think of OER, they think of textbooks. That said, OER can be a variety of things... from videos, tutorials, handouts, lesson plans and more. The sources below are fantastic places where you can find a variety of OER materials. These can include textbooks, but also a wide variety of other materials...
The Mason OER Metafinder (MOM) helps you find Open Educational Resources. The OER Metafinder launches a real-time, simultaneous search across 21 different sources of open educational materials as you hit the Search button.
All guides are available under the CC-BY-NC-SA license.