The word "OPEN" appears over a door that is partially open with a handle that has been pulled down.Open: The Philosophy and Practices that are Revolutionizing Education and Science (Ubiquity Press) is available for free download in digital formats (CC-BY) and from Amazon and Book Depository in print formats.

From the back cover:

Affordable education. Transparent science. Accessible scholarship. These ideals are slowly becoming a reality thanks to the open education, open science, and open access movements. Running separate—if parallel—courses, they all share a philosophy of equity, progress, and justice. This book shares the stories, motives, insights, and practical tips from global leaders in the open movement.

Click here to read a review of the book in the Chronicle of Higher Education.


A Compendium of Scales for use in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (Society for the Teaching of Psychology) is available for free download (e-book PDF).

Description:

Organized by topic, this compendium contains scale descriptions, validation information (if available), and marked references so scholars can examine past research that used each scale. In addition, the authors—each well established within their area of focus—provide advice on choosing appropriate scales, developing scales, and the types of scales the SoTL literature still needs. The e-book is divided into two sections, 1) choosing, using, developing, and validating scales, and 2) scales for use in SoTL including a broad range of topics such as critical thinking, learning and self-efficacy, professor-student relationships, well-being, service learning, and student perceptions of learning and teaching. Although this e-book will clearly be helpful to those just getting started in SoTL, it will be equally valuable to seasoned researchers or could serve as an excellent supplementary text for courses such as tests and measurements, research methods, and educational assessment.