Using GitBooks to create Open course materials

With the social restrictions put in place to combat the COVID-19 virus, many teachers are scrambling to transition their courses to online formats. One tool that can be very useful in this context, is the so-called GitBook. It is an oline “book” format, that can be hosted directly from a GitHub repository. I have some prior expertise benefiting from the advantages of using a GitBook, because I transitioned a course from proprietary software to R last year.