Open textbooks are complete, no-cost textbooks with nonrestrictive licenses allowing you, the instructor, to adopt, adapt, redistribute, or remix the materials as you please. Using an existing open textbook is often the easiest and quickest way to implement OER in the classroom.
View this video to learn how a Leeward professor has successfully adopted an open textbook in her classroom: https://youtu.be/Nd_JAftcLLc
Librarians are building lists of open textbooks for you to evaluate. Go to the OER LibGuide at http://guides.leeward.hawaii.edu/oer/textbooks for open textbook libraries and librarian-curated subject lists. Place your cursor over the Find Open Textbooks tab to view the drop-down list of available subjects. If your subject area is not represented, please let us know and we’ll be more than happy to start a new subject list.
Contact Wayde Oshiro (x378) or Junie Hayashi (x680) to learn more.