Free Textbooks

When it comes to free textbooks, it appears that  introductory college courses are receiving lots of attention.

On February 1, 2012, Connexions, the open an educational content repository, announced OpenStax College™.  OpenStax College “offers students free textbooks that meet scope and sequence requirements for most courses. These are peer-reviewed texts written by professional content developers.”   The initial textbook  offerings focus on  introductory courses including College Physics, Introduction to Sociology, and Concepts of Biology. For more information, see:

Why Pay for Intro Textbooks at Inside Higher Ed 

U Cincinnati is in the news for choosing a free online textbook for students taking an introductory psychology course next fall.  Campus Technology reports on this pilot project where students will use Introduction to Psychology by Charles Stangor published by Flat World Knowledge.  Read more at:

U Cincinnati Chooses Electronic Text to Reduce Student Costs

 

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