Consider using an ebook from the McQuade Library as a textbook or supplemental reading for your classes. Librarians order many ebooks every year from a wide range of disciplines. Many of these ebooks can be accessed by multiple users simultaneously, making them a great resource for your entire class.
Contact your liaison librarian to find out more about ebooks available for your classes, or browse through the ebook collections linked below.
"Open Educational Resources (OER) are high-quality, openly licensed, online educational materials that offer an extraordinary opportunity for people everywhere to share, use, and reuse knowledge. They also demonstrate great potential as a mechanism for instructional innovation as networks of teachers and learners share best practices." - The Hewlett Foundation
According to the Open Education Handbook OER need to meet the "5Rs Framework." This framework outlines that resources are free, and that users have the legal right to:
OERs are not just textbooks, other common resources include:
OER are free and legal to reuse, improve, adapt, and share:
Redefine the "traditional" classroom: