One of the key players in open textbooks, especially for community colleges, is the College Open Textbooks Community. They are offering a free online course called “Find, Author, and Share Open Textbooks” starting January 26th and finishing March 9th. This is a great course for anyone who wants to get serious about locating an open textbook to use in their courses next year, or is interested in authoring their own text. This is a hands-on course that will jumpstart your ideas!
A detailed course description and registration information can be found here: http://p2pu.org/general/find-author-and-share-open-textbooks.
And if you do sign up for the course, please let me know – I’d love to hear what you’re working on!
Kate Hess- Iowa City Campus Library