OpenStax College
Dec 16, 2012
Commentary by Stephen Downes

In the wake of Flat World Knowledge's change of business model, Frank Lowney recommends we look at Rice University's  "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. Adopt a book today for a turnkey classroom solution or modify it to suit your teaching approach. Free online and low-cost in print, OpenStax College books are built for today’s student budgets." Rice has a good history of promoting free online learning resources; it is also the home of the long-lived Connexions project.

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