Monday, September 11, 2006

Free Textbooks...

There are so many of these kinds of projects, that it's only a matter of time before one of them succeeds, and succeeds in a big way.

Internet users can now download full copies of out-of-copyright books for free using Google Book Search, Project Gutenberg and other websites, but another new project is promising up-to-date textbooks online, which will be constantly revised by scholars around the world.

"Education can play a fundamental role in reducing poverty, but high-quality and up-to-date textbooks are often too expensive for most people in developing countries.

"To make education more accessible, a professor in the University of Georgia Terry College of Business is spearheading an effort to produce free online textbooks using a modified version of the Wiki software that powers the Web site Wikipedia."

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