Free Online Textbooks are now available

Technology.am (Aug. 12, 2009) — California state education secretary Glen Thomas announced that 10 free digital high school math and science texts are available for use in California classrooms. Access to the textbooks is free.

gthomasThis move marks the first step toward revolutionizing education in the state. These digital textbooks were reviewed by trained content specialists who determined that they meet state standards.

He said all students would be able to use the texts — in varying forms. Students without computers or Internet access at home could view them in public libraries, or teachers could print chapters or the entire book, which would cost a fraction of the price of a new textbook.

Earlier this year, Schwarzenegger launched an effort to make free digital textbooks available statewide and invited publishers to submit sample high school math and science texts.

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