NEW in FALL 2020: SAIT now supports publishing new and adapted open educational materials via the Pressbooks publishing platform.
Open Education Alberta (OEA) is a collaborative, no-fee publishing service for open textbooks and other open educational resources that was developed by institutional representatives from Mount Royal University, MacEwan University, University of Calgary, University of Lethbridge and the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology. This initiative allows SAIT faculty and staff to adapt existing open textbooks or to create new openly licensed resources using Pressbooks, a well known publishing software. New resources may be featured in the Open Education Alberta library website.
Members of the SAIT Community who are interested in obtaining a Pressbooks account should complete the form below and email it to Jessica Norman. You will then be contacted by a member of the Library who will outline the features of the software and your responsibilities as a user. All users must sign and agree to the terms of the publishing agreement below before an account will be issued. If you have any questions, please contact Jessica Norman.
Pressbooks is a publishing tool that is frequently used to create, adapt, and publish open books. It makes it easy for authors to copy existing open books and adapt them to their own context, or to create new openly licensed books from scratch. Some of the advantages of Pressbooks are:
Here are some examples of open books that have been published using Pressbooks:
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There are many guides and tutorials available to support Pressbooks.