OER (Open Education Resources)
An open-source textbook is a textbook that is offered online by its authors or through a non-profit or commercial open-licensed publisher. The open license allows users to read online, download, and sometimes print the book (some open-source textbooks charge a small fee for printing). Open-source textbooks often allow content to be changed or altered to better fit a course. Open-source textbooks can often be downloaded onto e-readers in the e-pub format for reading on such mobile devices as the Nook, Kindle, KindleFire, as well as other mobile tablets.
Open-source textbooks are very low cost. Often the only cost associated with them is the cost of printing any pages the user may wish to have in hard copy. Open-source textbooks allow for customization of material and are updated often. Because these books are online, material can be updated as it changes rather than when a new set of books is purchased. And now read on for information regarding our efforts to assist teachers in our ESD113 region.
Hands-on 2013 OER Textbook Creation Session we call it iCOST
Why not join us for a 2-day workshop this summer for a very special educational learning endeavor? Be a part of something very special. Bring your mobile tablet or laptop with authoring software loaded if you can. July 23rd and 24th from 10 am to 3:30 pm each day at the ESD113. Register below.
At ESD 113, we'd like to assist local schools in their efforts to understand OER and even create their own textbooks. To begin that process we are offering an opportunity for local educators to become involved in C.O.S.T.[Creating Open Source Textbooks]. We again begin another journey with a new group of educators to explore, learn, and apply the shared information.
Date: July 23 and 24, 2013
Where: ESD 113
Time: 10:00am - 3:30pm
10 clock hours
Find open-source textbooks to review and try out:
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Links to learn more about Open Source Textbooks Below: