As we move into the world of digital education and blended learning, the fact that textbooks are still expensive and printed seems shocking. The gauntlet has been thrown down and the race to build a reliable and open source textbook that meets the needs of teachers is on.
Below is a quick look at the current state of open source textbooks. After reviewing the useful infographic, you’ll see that we’re still a long ways off for someone to actually crack the open source textbook code. There are sites like Flat World Knowledge and the California Digital Open Source Library … but they’re just a dent in the larger problem: textbooks need to change if we hope to have a truly digital classroom (whether it’s an in-person or online classroom).
Source: Online Colleges