Textbook cost, even when purchased in digital form, may stay too high.
Here is an interesting interview with the principal of an Italian high school which is planning to create their own textbooks to fight the cost of ordinary textbooks and to fit the texts into the learning style of their students.
March 27, 2010
A brief note to say there’s a post with information about the open textbook virtual meeting at the Open Knowledge Foundation blog!
October 2, 2008
We’ve arranged a virtual meeting later this month for anyone interested in open textbooks! See this post on the main Open Knowledge Foundation blog for more details.
September 11, 2008
Welcome to Open Text Book – a place to list and keep track of news about textbooks that are open in accordance with the Open Knowledge Definition – i.e. free to use, reuse, and redistribute. While in the future we may post text book content, for now the site will be mainly used as a registry.
The recent iCommons Summit in Dubrovnik, Croatia, saw many people express an interest in open text books. Information about the questions and issues raised can be found on the WikiEducator Free Textbooks page. Join the Free Culture freetextbooks mailing list if you want to get involved!
June 22, 2007