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New open textbook released: Information Systems for Business And Beyond

March 12, 2014 by

Just in time for Open Education Week and ongoing legislative proposals before the U.S. Congress, today we announced a new open textbook produced in collaboration with author David Bourgeois, Ph.D. Information Systems for Business and Beyond is free for download, reuse, and remixing under a Creative Commons license (CC BY). The book is already in use in … Read More …

(re)Inventing the free online textbook

May 10, 2013 by

“First came free online courses. Now come…free online textbooks” (“Coursera to offer students free online textbooks, with conditions” | WaPo). Call us picky, but the implication that free textbooks are an xMOOC innovation is a bit frustrating, especially coming a couple days before we announced the release of a free-and-open, no-strings-attached college mathematics textbook. Even more … Read More …

Q&A with Dr. Wissam Raji, author of An Introductory Course in Elementary Number Theory

May 10, 2013 by

“[T]he subject is presented in a way where no mathematical background is required with the exception of the last three chapters.” “[B]elieve in [your] capabilities. It is not about the school you attend, it is all about the inner will to achieve and passion you have for the subject you are studying.” With our release … Read More …

Free Elementary Number Theory Open Textbook Released Under CC BY

May 10, 2013 by

We’re happy to announce the release of a free and open textbook, An Introductory Course in Elementary Number Theory, by Dr. Wissam Raji, Ph.D., of the American University in Beirut. Fuller details are here, and be sure to check out our Q&A with the author. Dr. Raji created this text in response to a need for … Read More …

Infographic: The Open Textbook Challenge

October 31, 2012 by

Textbook costs are, as we know, a bit of an issue for students. Prices have outpaced general cost increases, while resale value of rapidly-replaced editions is almost nil. Our friends at Online Colleges have produced a wonderful infographic outlining the problem, the solutions, and who all is getting involved (including some Movers & Shakers) Share … Read More …