Introducing Maricopa Open Digital (MOD) Press

Welcome to Maricopa Open Digital (MOD) Press!  More than a textbook-creator, MOD Press enables you to engage in digital wizardry by mashing up open resources such as videos, animations, illustrations, activities, and text into a format that is easy to navigate and share.

While the layout is a traditional textbook, through creative linking, the textbook experience does not have to be traditional.  Some examples of what you can do with MOD Press include:

  • Textbooks
  • Picture books
  • Collection of activities
  • Storytelling books
  • Choose-your-own-adventure books
  • Other

Engage students in creating, curating, and publishing open resources using MOD Press. For example:

  • Students as authors
  • Collaborative documentation

The power of MOD Press comes from open educational resources that allow you to revise, remix, retain, reuse, and redistribute what you create.

It’s time to get creative.  With MOD Press, take your textbooks beyond simple text and create a world of open digital possibilities.

What do YOU want to create? Let us help you.  This guide will help you get started.

Maricopa Open Digital Press facilitates the creation and sharing of high-quality ebooks both for publication and classroom use. The Maricopa Open Digital (MOD) Press, using the PressbooksEDU ebook publishing platform, supports students, faculty, and staff across the Maricopa County Community College District in the discovery, sharing, and creation of digital publications, including faculty-authored and remixed open educational resources.

PressbooksEDU is used by a variety of institutions across the world to make knowledge accessible beyond the traditional boundaries of the classroom. Publications shared on the MOD Press are not only available openly online, but can also be exported in multiple formats for use as ebooks or for print-on-demand.


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