This session Described the growing Open Resources Movement as practiced by Openstax.
Textbook costs pose a significant barrier to success for many low-income College Students. Openstax’s mission is to provide high quality, peer-reviewed textbooks for a wide range of courses that completely FREE through their website: https://openstax.org/
The 5-Rs that make materials Free:
Materials are genuinely fee when users can
Openstax offers a growing collection of College, AP and High School Math Textbooks are offered:
The AP offerings are shown here. Here is a link to all Openstax textbooks
Textbooks can be accessed in a variety of formats
Here is an overview a Overstax’s Survey US History Text Book.
Openstax appears to have altruistic motives and it is well supported by Supported by institutions like:
William & Flora Hewlett Foundation, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Michelson 20MM Foundation, Maxfield Foundation, Open Society Foundations, and Rice University.