Driving Awareness, Adoptions, and Affordability
Thanks to Ruth Suehle, writer and editor in Brand Communications + Design at Red Hat for the notes. I was busy finishing my slides for 11:30 presentation on College Open Textbooks' Adopter Communities during the keynote but I was listening :-)!…
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"The 20 Million Minds Foundation (20MM Foundation) announced a new digitally enhanced etextbook for college students based on open content. The non-profit has set its sight on producing open source etextbooks for the top 25 courses taken by undergraduates in the nation, with general statistics being one of largest of such courses.
Starting today, Collaborative Statistics 2nd Edition is now available and provides students with an interactive experience using videos, applets, graphics,…Continue
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Athabasca University Press conducted research on how open access effects readership, print sales, and citations of articles and texts comparing their open access university press with three other traditional Canadian university presses. No significant impact was shown on print sales for open access vs. copyrighted materials but significantly greater readership and citations of open access materials was found.
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Michael S. Hart invented the e-Book in 1971 when he typed in the text of the Declaration of Independence in a computer lab at the University of Illinois where he was a student. For the next 40 years, Hart dedicated his life to the digitization and distribution of historical documents and literature in the process founding Project Gutenberg. He passed away this last week at the age of 64.
Today Project Gutenberg, houses over 36,000 items in 60 languages. The goal…Continue
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