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Rice University announces open-source textbooks | Inside Higher Ed

Rice University announces open-source textbooks | Inside Higher Ed | Innovations in e-Learning | Scoop.it

If ramen noodle sales spike at the start of every semester, here’s one possible reason: textbooks can cost as much as a class itself; materials for an introductory physics course can easily top $300.

Cost-conscious students can of course save money with used or online books and recoup some of their cash come buyback time. Still, it’s a steep price for most 18-year-olds.

But soon, introductory physics texts will have a new competitor, developed at Rice University. A free online physics book, peer-reviewed and designed to compete with major publishers’ offerings, will debut next month through the non-profit publisher OpenStax College."

Read more: http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2012/02/07/rice-university-announces-open-source-textbooks#ixzz1lkDq5g4t
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Open Textbooks and Resources for Open Source Education

Open Textbooks and Resources for Open Source Education | Innovations in e-Learning | Scoop.it
To reduce the cost of education by open textbooks , here is all about resources for open source education...
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