Showing posts with label free textbooks. Show all posts
Showing posts with label free textbooks. Show all posts

Monday, May 30, 2016

A Large Collection of Free eTextbooks for High School & College Students

Bookboon is a service that offers free etextbooks to high school and college students. The textbook section of Bookboon offers more than 500 digital textbooks. On Bookboon there are etextbooks available in ten core subject areas with additional subtopics with each subject area. The bulk of the etextbooks are focused on economics, engineering, and IT. You can browse the title lists to find a book you want or you can search Bookboon by keyword. Bookboon hosts books written in five languages. All of the books are free to download. The only catch is that you have to provide an email address before you can download the books.

Applications for Education
Bookboon's books are targeted to university students, but that doesn't mean that some of the books couldn't be used with high school students. And since the books are free it wouldn't hurt to download one that you think might work for your class and use excerpts of it to supplement other materials that you are already using in your classroom.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

OpenStax College - Free Textbooks for Students

OpenStax College is an initiative whose purpose is to create and distribute free and low-cost college textbooks. The initiative is led by Rice University. Currently, on OpenStax College students can find six free textbooks on the subjects of biology, statistics, sociology, and physics. The books can be downloaded as PDF and ePub files, viewed online, or downloaded through Apple's iBookstore (the iBook version is not free).


Six textbooks are currently available through OpenStax College and more are in development. For now the books are covering topics at an introductory level.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Bookboon - More Than 500 Free eTextbooks

Bookboon is a free service offering free full-length textbooks, travel guides, and business books in digital form. The textbook section of Bookboon offers more than 500 digital textbooks. On Bookboon there are etextbooks available for twenty-five subjects, but the bulk of the etextbooks are focused on Economics, Engineering, and IT. You can browse the title lists to find a book you want or you can search Bookboon by keyword. Bookboon hosts books written in five languages. All of the books are free to download. The only catch is that you have to provide an email address before you can download the books.

Applications for Education
Bookboon's books are targeted to university students, but that doesn't mean that some of the books couldn't be used with high school students. And since the books are free it wouldn't hurt to download one that you think might work for your class and use excerpts of it to supplement other materials that you are already using in your classroom.

Monday, August 23, 2010

100+ Free Textbooks from Open Culture

One of my favorite blogs, Open Culture, has just published a collection of more than one hundred free textbooks available online. The textbook collection can be found under the "textbooks" tab at the top of the Open Culture homepage. All of the books in the collection can be viewed for free and most can be downloaded for free. The titles in the collection are appropriate for high school and undergraduate use. The collection contains more mathematics and science texts than it does texts for the humanities.

Applications for Education
If you're looking to replace the textbooks used in your classroom or you're looking for supplemental texts, the Open Culture collection of free textbooks is a great place to start your search.

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