A post at Ars Technica predicts that the move toward open source textbooks has only just begun. Even though the incentive isn't quite there, some faculty are trying out using blogs, wikis, Second Life, and YouTube to engage and interact with their students -- instead of requiring them to buy hundreds of dollars worth of texts. One example is Christopher Rice, a lecturer in political science at the University of Kentucky, who has kept his students' reading list to under $40 by providing online articles and links to books at Project Gutenberg for older texts.
Just Don't Let YouTube Suck You In
Aug 21, 2008