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Textbook Affordability - OER

Textbook Affordability - OER

Computer Science

Computer Science OER Textbooks

The OERs in the sub-pages ARE NOT a complete list of all CIS OER textbooks and ancillaries available. Instead, they are meant to help guide faculty members who don't want to look for OER materials for their classes, for those who can't find any OERs on their own, for those who are overwhelmed by the huge number of OERs available, and for those who aren't sure about the legality of a source they have found on their own. All sources included here can be used in your classes under various creative common licenses. 

 

If you have any questions about any of this, please email me, Rebecca Goodchild goodchr@scc.losrios.edu.

Discrete Mathematics OER Textbooks - for Computer Science

Butte College - CSI Courses - ZTC

These courses have a mixture of online content. Some of the content is under creative common licenses and some are links out to fully copyrighted materials. Both of these types of materials are legal to use in your courses. However, please be aware that you may not remix, alter, or reuse copyrighted material; you may only link out to them. 

Websites - Free CIS Courses

These links are links to larger MOOC databases. I recommend Udacity as it has many free courses with materials under creative commons licenses. Many of the other sites do not have materials under creative commons licenses. 

Ancillary Sources

These ancillary sources are a mixture of tutorials, web based courses, and support websites. All of them are copyrighted, but are freely available online for your use. This means you may direct your students to use them, legally, but you can't mix, edit, or distribute the materials; they are not Open Educational Resources.