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Free Online Course Materials and e-Books

Thousands of Free Online Course Materials Are Available and Easy to Find

FREE Online Course Materials are building blocks for course curriculum. Faculty can construct their complete course by selecting online materials to cover individual topics or learning objectives. Open Course Materials are part of a larger category of Open Educational Resources (OER) that includes whole courses, open textbooks, as well as small instructional modules that make up the Open Course Materials. Typically, learning management systems make it easy for the faculty to add links to these resources for the weekly instructional schedule.

BROWSE CSU’s MERLOT COLLECTION of over 35,000 FREE OPEN COURSE MATERIALSClick on the links to the major topics below and you’ll be able to navigate to free online resources you can use in our classes within the MERLOT library (www.merlot.org).

Many of the materials you’ll find in MERLOT have been peer reviewed by higher education faculty with expertise in using online resources. Looking for a video explanation on MERLOT and how to use it to find free course content? Click to MERLOT’s YouTube Channel and view a video of your choosing.

Looking for other online collections of free course materials? Go to MERLOT’s ‘Search Other Libraries’ and search other digital libraries individually or simultaneously.

Free E-Textbook

Open textbooks are typically authored by faculty and published on the web with the support of universities or new commercial companies. This new business model enables free online access to textbooks.

Open textbooks are usually governed by Creative Commons licenses that enable users to download, customize or print the textbook without expressed written consent of the author. In contrast, new commercial companies provide free access to the textbook content online, while charging lower prices for print products and supplemental services.

The EDUCAUSE LEARNING INITIATIVE has provided a nice overview of the 7 Things You Should Know About Open Textbook Publishing (pdf) by Judy Baker and Jacky Hood from Foothill College (California Community College)

How Can I Find Open Textbooks? Easy!

MERLOT’s collection has over 2,200 Open Textbooks. Click on a link to your subject area and you’ll get a hit list of Open Textbooks in different sub-disciplines. MERLOT’s indexing tools enable easy browsing and searching the entire collection of open textbooks.

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HARNESSING TECHNOLOGY TO MAKE EDUCATION FREE:free and open versions of Flat World Knowledge texts

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We are are very pleased to announce that all Flat World Knowledge textbooks published under an open license are permanently and freely available from Saylor.org — free to read, free to download, free to share and remix under a Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 3.0 license.

The Bookshelf will initially provide .pdf and MS Word (.doc, .docx) versions of each book. We are actively building .epub versions, which will begin to appear in the early weeks of 2013, and we will introduce a more sophisticated Bookshelf in early January. We are also taking special care to ensure that our efforts comply with the books’ licensing, and especially that our versions retain the essential qualities of the originals.

Bookshelf

Each of the books listed below is freely available for download, online reading, and sharing, under aCreative Commons BY-NC-SA 3.0 license. Please share this link (and the blog post) with your networks to help spread the word!

Like many of you, we have come to rely on the free-to-read versions of the excellent texts at Flat World Knowledge. We’ve woven these books tightly into many of our free online courses, all of which rely on freely-accessible (and preferably openly-licensed) materials. When Flat World Knowledge announced recently that its previously openly-licensed books would not be available for free after January 1st, 2013, we decided to preserve the whole catalog, which we now happily share with you.

We are grateful to Flat World Knowledge for developing such an excellent catalog, and while the versions on the Flat World Knowledge website will no longer be free, the publisher continues to provide its texts at prices significantly lower than standard textbooks and with much added-value in the form of supplementary materials and interactive elements. We encourage you to visit the Flat World Knowledge website and consider the purchase options available there. We also provide links to the site within each book.

In the mean time, we hope to see this Bookshelf flourish. If you have your own remixes or supplementary materials, send them our way.


Initially, we’re providing .pdf and Word (.doc or .docx) formats for each text, and we’ll be rolling out .epub in the coming weeks. A more sophisticated, easier-to-navigate version is also on the way in early 2013…until then, allow us to present…the alphabet:

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A History of the United States Vol. 2
PDF | DOCx

A Primer on Sustainable Business
PDF | DOCx

Advanced Business Law and the Legal Environment
PDF | DOCx

American Government and Politics in the Information Age
PDF | DOCx

Building Strategy and Performance
PDF | DOCx

Business Communication for Success
PDF | DOCx

Business English for Success
PDF | DOC

Business Information System – Design an App for That
PDF | DOCx

Business Law and the Legal Environment
PDF | DOCx

College Success
PDF | DOCx

Corporate Governance
PDF | DOCx

Criminal Law
PDF | DOCx

Developing New Products and Services
PDF | DOCx

Economics – Theory Through Applications
PDF | DOC

Elementary Algebra
PDF | DOCx

eMarketing: The Essential Guide to Online Marketing
PDF | DOCx

Essentials of Geographic Information Systems
PDF | DOCx

Exploring Business 2.0
PDF | DOCx

Exploring Perspectives – A Concise Guide to Anaylsis
PDF | DOCx

Financial Accounting
PDF | DOCx

Focusing on Organizational Change
PDF | DOCx

Foundation of Business Law and Legal Environment
PDF | DOCx

Fundamentals of Global Strategy
PDF | DOCx

General Chemistry: Principles, Patterns, and Applications
PDF | DOCx

Government Regulation and the Legal Environment of Business
PDF | OCx

Growth and Competitive Strategy in 3 Circles
PDF | DOCx

How to Use Microsoft Excel
PDF | DOCx

Human Relations
PDF | DOC

Human Resource Management
PDF | DOC

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Information Systems – A Manager’s Guide to Harnessing Technology
PDF | DOCx

Intermediate Algebra
PDF | DOCx

International Business
PDF | DOCx

International Economics – Theory and Policy
PDF DOCx

International Finance – Theory and Policy
PDF | DOCx

International Trade – Theory and Policy
PDF | DOC

Introduction to Contracts, Sales, and Product Liability
PDF | DOCx

Introduction to Economic Analysis
PDF | DOCx

Introduction to the Law of Property, Estate Planning and Insurance
PDF | DOCx

Introduction to Psychology
PDF | DOCx

Introductory Chemistry
PDF | DOCx

Introductory Statistics
PDF | DOCx

Launch! Advertising and Promotion in Real Time
PDF | DOCx

Law for Entrepreneurs
PDF | DOCx

Law of Commercial Transactions
PDF | DOCx

Leading with Cultural Intelligence
PDF | DOCx

Legal Aspects of Corporate Management and Finance
PDF | DOC

Legal Aspects of Marketing and Sales
PDF | DOCx

Macroeconomics – Theory Through Applications
PDF | DOC

Managerial Accounting
PDF | DOCx

Mastering Public Relations
PDF | DOCx

Mastering Strategic Management
PDF | DOCx

Microeconomics – Theory Through Applications
PDF | DOCx

Money and Banking
PDF | DOC/DOCx

Organizational Behavior
PDF | DOCx

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Personal Finance
PDF | DOCx

Principles of Economics
PDF | DOCx

Principles of Macroeconomics
PDF | DOCx

Principles of Management
PDF | DOC

Principles of Managerial Economics
PDF | DOCx

Principles of Marketing
PDF | DOC

Principles of Microeconomics
PDF | DOCx

Principles of Social Psychology
PDF | DOCx

Principles of Sociological Inquiry – Qualitative and Quantitative Methods
PDF | DOC

Project Management from Simple to Complex
PDF | DOCx

Project Management for Instructional Designers – Remixed Proj. Man. from Simple to Complex; contributed by David Wiley.
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Research Methods in Psychology
PDF | DOCx

Risk Management for Enterprises and Individuals
PDF | DOCx

Six Steps to Job Search Success
PDF | DOCx

Small Business Management in the 21st Century
PDF | DOCx

Social Problems: Continuity and Change
PDF | DOCx

Sociology – Understanding and Changing the Social World
PDF | DOCx

Stand Up, Speak – The Practice and Ethics of Public Speaking
PDF | DOCx

Sustainability, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship
PDF | DOC

The Basics of General, Organic and Biological Chemistry
PDF | DOCx

The Business Ethics Workshop
PDF | DOCx

The Essential Guide to Online Marketing
PDF | DOCx

The Flatworld Knowledge Handbook for Writers
PDF | DOCx

The Legal and Ethical Environment of Business
[forthcoming]

The Legal Environment of Business
PDF | DOCx

The Power of Selling
PDF | DOCx

The Sustainable Business Case Book
PDF | DOC

Understanding Media and Social Culture – An Introduction to Mass Communication
PDF | DOC

World Regional Geography – People, Places, and Globalization
PDF | DOCx

Writing for Success
PDF | DOC

Source: http://www.saylor.org/2012/12/saylor-org-now-hosts-free-and-open-versions-of-flat-world-knowledge-texts/

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