Wednesday, August 14, 2013

CT > The Price is Right: 11 Excellent Sites for Free Digital Textbooks


If you're committed to shifting your curriculum to e-textbooks, consider trying free first. Here are the best sites for digital books that won't cost your students a dime.

By Dian Schaffhauser | 08/14/13 |

Sure, there are plenty of options when you want students to try out digital textbooks — CourseSmart, CourseLoad, Flat World Knowledge, Chegg, textbooks.com, Apple, Amazon, Google Play, eFollet, and an ever-growing number of other sources. But little in education trumps free. That's one of the findings in a recently released research report from Educause, Internet2, and McGraw-Hill, which examined the value of digital materials in higher ed. "Faculty and students were both clear and consistent in their criteria for adopting digital course material," the report's authors wrote. Little surprise: The most important factor turned out to be cost.

With that in mind, we have hunted down the top sources for digital textbooks — all free. What you and your students do with them on Android devices, iPads, and laptops is up to you.

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See Also 

OATs: Open Access Textbooks

[http://instr.iastate.libguides.com/oats]

OATs: Open Access Textbooks > IL 2012 > Monterey CA > October 22 2012

[http://digital-textbooks.blogspot.com/2012/10/oats-open-access-textbooks-il-2012.html]

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