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OATs (Open Access Textbooks): ConneXions

Open Source, Customizable

The content in ConneXions comes in two formats: modules, which are like small "knowledge chunks," and collections, which are groups of modules structured into books or course notes, or for other uses.  The open license allows for free use and reuse of all their content.

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Mathematics and Statistics

Science and Technology

Social Sciences

What is ConneXions?

  • Click here to go directly to the ConneXions site
  • Started by Rice University.
  • Use the concept of Create, Rip, Mix & Burn. Create material, Rip material created by others, Mix it up, and Burn it or finalize it for your students.
  • Supports k-12, community colleges, universities, continuing education, and industrial training settings.
  • By Mixing & Matching modules, you can create textbooks, lab manuals, etc.
  • Quality control - the system is similar to academic peer review so that users can decide what is high quality based on local standards, and faculty can search by vetted materials.  Source

Rice University professor Richard Baraniuk explains the vision behind Connexions and its open, customizable course materials.

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