Across North America, the open education movement has blossomed in the past 10 years, with a majority of institutions of higher education employing open textbooks in at least one course. Unfortunately, social work lags behind other disciplines in the adoption, adaptation, and creation of open educational resources. This teaching note offers practical advice for faculty exploring open education based on the lessons learned from the author’s two open textbook projects for undergraduate and graduate social work research methods.
This is a list of open access books curated by Matt DeCarlo and Anne Marie Gruber in October 2021. This collection is geared towards social work education in the United States. The vast majority of these books are published by commercial publishers, and the authors pay extra to share their work openly.