15 Mar '12, 8pm

Open Source Comes to Textbooks

Yeah, I really do think so, and I think things are going to evolve extremely rapidly over the next three to five years, not only with what we’re doing with OpenStax College but these other massive initiatives that you mentioned: online courses, Khan Academy–type stuff. The precise reason we started OpenStax College this year is exactly because of this inertia, that we’ve had 12 and a half years of experience with Connexions, right? With a platform that tries to reinvent how we develop and distribute educational materials. And what we realized [is] that it’s a really cool idea, and it’s what I believe is the future of learning materials. But there’s a chasm, right? There’s a chasm that instructors have to cross, because it really is a different way of thinking about the role of the textbook in your class and the way that you’re going to use it. And so OpenStax College was c...

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