Boundless Open Textbooks Used by More Than Half a Million in Under Two Months - MarketWatch

abernard102@gmail.com 2013-04-01

Summary:

"Boundless, continuing to make education more affordable and accessible for learners, announced today that more than 500,000 students, self learners and educators have used its open textbooks since Creative Commons announced that the books were available under an open license. Boundless curates educational materials for nearly 20 academic subjects, including physiology, US history, biology, and management, and users have collectively spent over five years engaging with this recently released content. 'More than 1,000 students and visitors cite, source and copy from Boundless Open Textbooks daily,' said Ariel Diaz, founder and CEO of Boundless. 'The rapid growth of our open textbooks speaks to the high quality of our editorial efforts and the growing acceptance of open educational resources (OER).' Anyone from students studying for exams, professors preparing lesson plans or self-learners exploring new topics can use Boundless Open Textbooks. First, visitors select readings from one of 18 free textbooks ..."

Link:

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/boundless-open-textbooks-used-by-more-than-half-a-million-in-under-two-months-2013-03-15

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oa.new oa.business_models oa.publishers oa.licensing oa.universities oa.copyright oa.cc oa.oer oa.textbooks oa.education oa.announcement oa.boundless oa.colleges oa.milestones oa.books oa.hei oa.libre

Date tagged:

04/01/2013, 15:19

Date published:

04/01/2013, 11:19