DailyDirt: Open Textbooks Starting To Save Students Real Money

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One aspect of the open educational resources movement (OER) is open textbooks that are free to use -- content in the public domain or with copyright terms that require only attribution (or attribution and share-alike clauses). Open textbooks have taken some time to get written, reviewed and adopted -- but now that there are hundreds of these books available, students should be able to use them freely and benefit from (and even contribute to) these educational materials. After you've finished checking out those links, take a look at our Daily Deals for cool gadgets and other awesome stuff.

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    Anonymous Coward, 20 Jan 2016 @ 8:01pm

    No mention of MIT opencourseware?

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    Steve, 20 Jan 2016 @ 11:20pm

    Open textbooks

    I can see why this might be a problem for a lot of profs who require you to buy their dead-tree book to take their course. Instant cash cow!

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      Anonymous Coward, 21 Jan 2016 @ 6:37am

      Re: Open textbooks

      Reminds me of the opposite - a professor who openly admitted that he didn't care about pirating his textbook because he got about a nickel a book.

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    Anonymous Coward, 21 Jan 2016 @ 10:16am

    Wait for it...!

    The established publishers will soon attack our senses with their tear-inducing tales of destitution from loss of profits and the sheer unpatriotic communist idea of sharing what should be owned.

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    Irene Fenswick (profile), 20 Jul 2016 @ 11:22am

    Open textbooks

    Completely agree with statements in the article!

    Also, I would like to share my recently published free online textbook library. It consists of hundreds of textbooks on more than 24 various academic disciplines.

    Enjoy it: http://smart.study/blog/1000-open-textbooks-and-learning-resources-for-all-subjects/

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    Jonathan, 5 Sep 2017 @ 7:23pm

    Not just immoral but pointless as well. Your professors or teachers give you assignment as an opportunity to do an actual research and learn something new and as a consequence understand the subject better and earn more money.Instead you spend money with zero in return for yourself.
    Reconsider the atual economic ration in it. Since everything we do in life is tied up to finances. But if you are really looking for a good service http://essaytools.com/ here we go.

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