open textbook

At teachingopensource.org, we think so, and we wrote a book to help.  The following excerpt comes from the Foreword of our new textbook, Practical Open Source Software Exploration, which is licensed under Creative Commons BY-SA-3.0.  It's a book that works like an open source software project.  In... Read more
13 comments Posted 6 Apr 2010 by Greg DeKoenigsberg Feed
Texas has never been afraid of bold education initiatives, and the passage of Texas House Bill 2488 in June 2009 was definitely bold. The bill, "Relating to open-source textbooks and other instructional materials for public schools," made modifications to the Texas Education Code that explicitly... Read more
9 comments Posted 26 Jan 2010 by Greg DeKoenigsberg Feed
One of the best sessions at the Big Ideas Fest education conference in California last week was delivered by Hal Plotkin, a senior policy advisor in the US Department of Education. What could be more fascinating than watching a high school dropout explain how open textbooks, sponsored by the US... Read more
19 comments Posted 15 Dec 2009 by Greg DeKoenigsberg Feed