Friday, September 19, 2008

Stanford School of Engineering

Stanford School of Engineering

Free computer courses (and not only) at Stanford... They also do free courses at MIT. Free software. Free textbooks... This is great, but we still need to ask where are we heading?

For free resources, look over the older and future posts.

2 comments:

Joeline said...

F.Y.I.
I came across your blog today and noticed your last blurb mentioned free textbooks. I am a recent college graduate and know all to well about additional financial strain that textbooks can place on a student.

Since you give advice to students, I thought I'd give you a quick heads-up to a new company that is making interested plays in the open textbook space. Flat World Knowledge (http://www.flatworldknowledge.com/minisite/), a digital textbook publisher, is looking to turn the textbook publishing industry on its head by offering free textbooks to college students.
Through their open-source platform, students have access to complete textbooks free of charge with the option to purchase alternative formats of the content (i.e. print-on-demand, audio files, downloadable PDFs, etc.) at a fraction of the cost of a traditional textbook. Flat World backs its textbooks with an online social learning platform that allows students to learn from each other as well as from the book.

Thanks!
Joeline

Mihai Nica said...

Thanks, I will be looking at Flat World Knowledge.