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Flatworld Knowledge – a chance to escape the high price of school text books

by Kelly Walsh on July 28, 2010


The site provides “Remixable textbooks by expert authors. Free online and affordable offline”.

Have you heard about this? Remixable free online textbooks? Check out the introductory video:

Seems like a pretty awesome idea to me, yet there are only a couple dozen books published or in development on the site. The site is quite new though.

Flatworld Knowledge is another technology that it’s going to be interesting to watch, to see how it evolves, how quickly it is adopted, whether it really takes hold or not. I for one hope it sticks!

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Kelly Walsh is Chief Information Officer and a faculty member at The College of Westchester in White Plains, NY and is the founder and author of As an education technology advocate, he frequently delivers presentations on a variety of related topics at schools and conferences across the U.S. Walsh is also an author, and online educator, periodically running Flipped Class Workshops online. His latest eBook, the Flipped Classroom Workshop-in-a-Book was published in September, 2013 and is available here. In his spare time Walsh also writes, records, and performs original (and cover) songs (look for "K. Walsh" on iTunes or or check out his original song videos on here on YouTube ).

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