Freely accessible textbooks, generally accessed online. Open Textbooks are part of the larger Open Educational Resources model, an effort to make high-quality learning materials freely available in electronic formats.
In general, open textbooks exhibit the following characteristics:
An e-textbook becomes "open" when its copyright-holder grants usage rights to the public through an "open license," which typically includes the right to access and repurpose the textbook material at no additional cost.
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The items listed below link directly to the portions of databases containing materials relevant to Business. This is not an exhaustive list so you may also want to explore the sources listed in the General Collections box to find additional resources.
You'll likely find it useful to evaluate OER based on the same standards you use to evaluate other course materials. Here are a few criteria to consider:
Additional OER Selection Criteria/Rubrics: