California steps up digital textbook initiative

Last summer the governor of California announced the Free Digital Textbook Initiative.  The goal: reduce the cost of education by finding digital textbooks that met California's content standards and that could be freely copied and distributed. Phase one of the initiative was completed in August of last year, and covered digital textbooks with topics in math and science.

Phase two was announced by Governor Schwarzenegger today. Content developers are invited to submit textbooks for review in the areas of math, science, history, geography, and economics. There is no submission deadline; textbooks will be reviewed as they are submitted and reported on a rolling basis.

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader:"I've been into reading ebooks since forever, but I only got my first ereader in July 2007. Everything quickly spiraled out of control from there. Before I started this blog in January 2010 I covered ebooks, ebook readers, and digital publishing for about 2 years as a part of MobileRead Forums. It's a great community, and being a member is a joy. But I thought I could make something out of how I covered the news for MobileRead, so I started this blog."

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