UH Bookstore Partners With Online Book Source
Another source for affordable
textbooks will soon be available at
UH, as the University Barnes & Noble
partners with Flat World Knowledge,
an online open book source for
students and faculty.
Flat World Knowledge is a source
that makes textbooks available for
online reading. The most exciting
part of this program is the fact
that this online source is free.
As the books are posted openly
online, there is no charge to read
the book. If a student chooses to
print a chapter, they may do so at a
small charge of $1.99 per chapter.
Another benefit to this book source
is the fact that instructors have
the ability to edit the books online
and customize them electronically.
The implications of this capability
are tremendous, as it means that the
purchase of new editions every year
or two need not be required.
Blackboard, an online classroom
management system, can provide some
similar services to students, yet
Flat World Knowledge offers a direct
source for textbooks, giving
students one more option for saving
money on books.
This source can also help with
streamlining textbook adoptions for
professors, as the timeliness of
this process is always critical.
In order for this program to take
effect and be successful, professors
need to be aware of this source’s
availability and take advantage of
its services by signing up, and
placing their book online.
Though only a few titles are
currently available for online
review, the goal is to expand this
program and encourage its adoption
so that students and faculty may
benefit from its capacity to
increase the accessibility and
affordability of textbooks.
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