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Name: What are Open Textbooks?
ID: m15226
Language: English (en)
Summary: An overview of what open textbooks are, how they are created, and how you can participate.
Subject: Social Sciences
Keywords: course, courses, curriculum, iskme, learning, lecture notes, lectures, oercommons, oer commons, oer portal, open education, open educational resources, open education content, open education portal, open source, open source education, open textbook, syllabi, teacher, teaching, textbook
License: Creative Commons Attribution License CC-BY 2.0

Authors: ISKME (
Copyright Holders: ISKME (
Maintainers: Patricia Delich (, Amee Godwin (, Lisa Petrides (, Cynthia Jimes (

Latest version: 1.7 (history)
First publication date: Sep 20, 2007 7:32 pm +0000
Last revision to module: Feb 26, 2009 2:33 pm +0000


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Version History

Version: 1.7 Feb 26, 2009 2:33 pm +0000 by Amee Godwin
Updated link.

Version: 1.6 Feb 8, 2008 4:05 pm +0000 by Amee Godwin
I updated links.

Version: 1.5 Feb 8, 2008 3:51 pm +0000 by Amee Godwin
I updated links.

Version: 1.4 Oct 11, 2007 4:45 pm +0000 by Patricia Delich
About update.

Version: 1.3 Oct 11, 2007 3:59 pm +0000 by Patricia Delich
Metadata update.

Version: 1.2 Oct 10, 2007 8:18 pm +0000 by Patricia Delich
Links update.

Version: 1.1 Oct 9, 2007 12:57 pm +0000 by Patricia Delich

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