Flat World Knowledge and the University System of Ohio announced Wednesday that they will be launching a joint pilot program. The program will allow 1,000 Ohio students to receive digital textbooks for free.
Flat World Knowledge are a new textbook publisher, and they specialize in free and open college textbooks. They're working with the USO to bring free digital textbooks and low cost print textbooks to all students, no matter the grade level or income. Their textbooks are free to read online, and are also available as low cost, DRM free, ebooks. Also, all textbooks are released under a CC license.
For more information on Ohio's effort to help make textbooks more affordable for college students, please visit the Ohio TextbookHQ website.