July 31

Flexbook looks to help make textbook materials more affordable.

Are you interested in free textbooks? Flexbooks may just help stir the waters of the expensive course material domain.  Flexbooks are basically open source textbooks. Flexbooks are part of an initiative by the CK-12 Foundation to help lower the cost of textbook materials.  The CK-12 Foundation has partnered with several experts from education and the tech industry to create a website and system that should be around for a while. 

 

Flexbooks offer the benefits of free access to textbook material and a collaborative environment where authors, teachers, and students can offer input on materials. 

Currently, the textbook subjects are limited to Math, Physics, and Biology.  I am looking forward to see how the available Flexbook content grows.  Flexbooks offer not only a way to bypass the high cost of standard textbooks, but with the collaboration possibilities, the materials should stay current and up to date.

Visit the CK-12 Flexbook Website here.

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Posted July 31, 2009 by bk in category Collaboration, Lesson Materials, Student Resources

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