Thank you for planning to review an open textbook. We appreciate your support of the open textbook collaborative, an important breakthrough in education provisioning.
Qualifications: A minimum of one year of recent teaching experience, preferably at a community college.
Reviewers evaluate each chapter on 11 education-based criteria* on a scale of 1 to 5 (with 0 meaning N/A), and are asked to comment on both strengths and weaknesses. Reviewers are required to write an overall summary, and commit as to whether they would recommend the textbook for a college class, either as a primary or supplemental text. Summaries of recommended open textbook reviews are posted on this website. See Open Textbook Reviews for examples.
The prime directive: Determine if the textbook is useful and appropriate for community college-level courses.
If you wish to conduct a review then:
1. Select three textbooks ready for review at any of these sites:
Open Textbooks by Subject (this website)
2. Send the names and links of your preferred textbook selection, along with the number of chapters and pages, and a brief list of your academic qualifications (such as a resume or CV) to the Textbook Reviews Manager,
3. The Reviews Manager will review your selections and CV information, and get back to you with the voluntary agreement instructions and the "Reviewer's Spreadsheet." Upon receipt of the signed agreement you may begin the review.
Reviews are normally completed in 30 to 60 days. Upon completion, send the review via email to the Reviews Manager, who will review it for thoroughness and content. T If accepted, the review is posted on the website. We also post your academic information on our The Reviewers page (this website).
Still interested? Questions? Please contact the Textbook Reviews Manager,
Download the Reviewers Excel Spreadsheet.
Also see the Professional Textbook Evaluator's Group on the open textbook collaborative's networking website.