Customer Discussions: FREE Books and Chat - Sunday 6th October, 2013 OER Commons What are Open Educational Resources (OER)? Open Educational Resources (OER) are teaching and learning materials that you may freely use and reuse, without charge. That means they have been authored or created by an individual or organization that chooses to retain few, if any, ownership rights. Why use OER Commons? The Internet is rich with open educational resources for teachers and learners. Open educational resources (OER) are part of the Open Education movement, and teachers, students, and learning institutions are driving its development. What are some examples of OER Materials? Full university courses, complete with readings, videos of lectures, homework assignments, and lecture notes. What is OER Commons? A Brief Background ISKME created OER Commons, publicly launched in February 2007, to support and build a knowledge base around the use and reuse of open educational resources (OER). OER Commons Partners Content Providers
Amazon.com Help: Borrow Books from a Public Library AUP - Free Journals and Books Online Please use the library homepage to find fulltext articles that the library subscribes to. These are some free titles available on the Internet. Most of the books are older and outside of the copyright date. In an emergency, this would be a fast way to have access to a Shakespeare play or an older fiction work. Theses and Dissertations ADT Australasian Digital Theses Program consists of 42 universities. British Library EThOS (Electronic Theses Online Service) Theses are searchable and can be limited to items currently online 'Limit search to items available for immediate download' "EThOS has been created to offer a single point of access to UK-generated post-doctoral theses and plays a significant role in showcasing UK research to the world. Cyberthèses The portal for online French language theses. dissonline.de includes electronic university publications held by the Deutsche Nationalbibliothek. Individual Universities University of Florida The ones marked E-book are online fulltext.
DOAB: Directory of Open Access Books 400 Free eBooks: Download to Kindle, iPad/iPhone & Nook Download 800 free eBooks to your Kindle, iPad/iPhone, computer, smart phone or ereader. Collection includes great works of fiction, non-fiction and poetry, including works by Asimov, Jane Austen, Philip K. Dick, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Neil Gaiman, Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Shakespeare, Ernest Hemingway, Virginia Woolf & James Joyce. Also please see our collection 1,000 Free Audio Books: Download Great Books for Free, where you can download more great books to your computer or mp3 player. Learn how to load ebook (.mobi) files to your Kindle with this video Religious Texts Assorted Texts This list of Free eBooks has received mentions in the The Daily Beast, Computer World, Gizmodo and Lifehacker Additional Sources for Free eBooks: Support Open Culture We're hoping to rely on our loyal readers rather than erratic ads.
Connexions - About Us Connexions is a dynamic digital educational ecosystem consisting of an educational content repository and a content management system optimized for the delivery of educational content. Connexions is one of the most popular open education sites in the world. Its more than 17,000 learning objects or modules in its repository and over 1000 collections (textbooks, journal articles, etc.) are used by over 2 million people per month. Its content services the educational needs of learners of all ages, in nearly every discipline, from math and science to history and English to psychology and sociology. Connexions delivers content for free over the Internet for schools, educators, students, and parents to access 24/7/365. Modularity Information is often presented to us linearly, but the way we learn is most often by making connections between new concepts and things we already know. Frictionless Remixing all modules are save in a simple and standardized XML format. Distribution Quality Control
Free. Open-source. Peer-reviewed. High-quality textbooks for your college course. - OpenStax College Free. Open-source. Peer-reviewed. High-quality textbooks for your college course. An Easy Choice for Faculty Built to standards that faculty expect. Learn More >> The Right Price for Students The perfect price for a student budget: free. Learn More >> An Institutional Standout Looking for ways to make your institution stand out as an affordable alternative? Learn More >> Libraries Test a Model for Setting Monographs Free – Wired Campus - Blogs Librarians love to get free books into the hands of scholars and students who need them. Publishers love it when their books find readers—but they also need to cover the costs of turning an idea into a finished monograph. Now a nonprofit group called Knowledge Unlatched is trying out a new open-access model designed to make both librarians and publishers happy. Here’s how the “unlatching” works: Participating libraries pick a list of scholarly books they want to make open access. In return for the title fees, the publishers make Creative Commons-licensed, DRM-free PDFs of the selected books available for free download through the OAPEN digital platform (OAPEN stands for Open Access Publishing in European Networks), the HathiTrust digital repository, and eventually the British Library. Authors and publishers decide which Creative Commons license they’re comfortable using. If participation rates count as a measure of success, the pilot stage has gone well. Mr. Still, Mr. Return to Top
The Online Books Page: Archives and Indexes General -- Non-English Language -- Specialty There's a vast range of online literature beyond what we index individually on The Online Books Page. Below we list some of the major sources and indexes of free online texts, in all languages, both general and specialized. General These are large, general-purpose collections with substantial English-language listings. Large-scale repositories -- Significant indexes and search aids -- Significant smaller-scale archives Large-scale repositories These are big collections of texts, big enough to act as small library-like collections in their own right. Significant indexes and search aids The sites below primarily provide search engines, indexes or useful link lists for finding online books. Significant smaller-scale archives Everything else we see worth listing that doesn't fit in more specialized categories. Non-English Languages Tyler Chambers's iLoveLanguages site has a comprehensive listing of various language and literature resources.
25 sources of free public domain books This is an updated list of sites that offer free public domain books in electronic and audio format. Every year new publications enter public domain. That means their intellectual property rights have expired or are not applicable any longer. The content of these works becomes available for public use. Anyone is free to use it – but also to reuse it, for instance publish a new edition. My advice is that if you want to get an ebook version of a classic novel like Pride and Prejudice, you should first check out the sites listed below. The dates books enter public domain vary between countries. This list will be updated yearly. Recommended overview: 50 awesome posters that encourage to read Art prints / Instant downloads A list of most awesome read posters from Etsy, Zazzle, Redbubble, Society6 and AllPosters. Free public domain books – 25 sources 1. Project Gutenberg is a top destination for free ebooks on the web. ⇢ Project Gutenberg 2. ⇢ Europeana 3. 4. ⇢ Internet Archive 5. ⇢ Open Library 6.
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