Yes...a friend of my son just co-produced an online College Algebra book:


On Fri, Jan 29, 2010 at 11:46 AM, Dawes, Ralph <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

Julie and Others,
There is a big push, for example in California, for “digital textbooks.” One reason is to save money – they are supposed to be a lot less expensive than paper textbooks.

Another reason is to take advantage of the Web for pooling and sharing human knowledge. Taking it all the way to the open source end-member, some groups are advocating completely free materials for learning being made available on the Web. California, its public schools, its government, and some of its digital entrepreneurs, have been pushing for and even passing laws for this. This seems mostly directed at high schools, or grades 6-12.

My question is, has anybody seen a college-level open source “digital textbook?” One that is free and open access?

Thank you.



Dr. Ralph Dawes
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