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Textbooks About College Writing

Writing In College: From Competence to Excellence 

Writing for Success 

The Word on College Reading and Writing 

About Writing: A Guide 

Other Textbooks

College Success 

Foundations of Academic Success: Words of Wisdom 

The Information Literacy User’s Guide: An Open, Online Textbook 

A Different Road To College: A Guide For Transitioning Non-Traditional Students 

Web Literacy for Student Fact-Checkers  

Full Courses

College Success 

Lumen Learning offers open courses in a variety of high-demand subjects and disciplines. These courses are collections of high-quality OER, not necessarily as a traditional textbook.  You can use them as-is or modify them to fit your instructional style and students’ needs.

Study Skills (Saylor Academy) 

Saylor Academy contains full courses, including syllabi, readings, quizzes, and more.

Open Course Library 

The Open Course Library (OCL) is a collection of shareable course materials, including syllabi, course activities, readings, and assessments designed by teams of college faculty, instructional designers, librarians, and other experts. Some of their materials are paired with low cost textbooks ($30 or less). Many of the courses can be taught at no cost to students.

Multiple Types of Resources

Education & Development (Open Learn) 

Open Learn is an initiative of The Open University, UK. It provides supplemental materials for educators, including articles, podcasts, videos, games, and much more. In addition, it offers more than 700 free online classes.

Academic Support Services (MERLOT) 

MERLOT is a curated collection of free and open online teaching, learning, and faculty development services contributed and used by an international education community. The MERLOT Collection is made up of over 40,000 materials in 19 different material type categories.

OER Commons 

OER Commons helps educators, students, and lifelong learners avoid time-consuming searches and find exactly the right materials. With a single point of access from which they can search, browse, and evaluate resources in OER Commons’ growing collection of over 50,000 high-quality OER everyone can more efficiently find what they need.

OASIS

Developed by SUNY Geneseo, Openly Available Sources Integrated Search (OASIS) is a search tool that aims to make the discovery of open content easier. OASIS currently searches open content from 79 different sources and contains 324,517 records.

Mason OER Metafinder 

Searches 15 OER repositories simultaneously.

 

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