flat world knowledge

A legitimate archive of free textbooks

By Dan Eldridge
March 9, 2013 // 0 Comments

I received an email earlier this week from Dr. Frank Lowney, an occasional TeleRead contributor, and the author of The Coming ePublishing Revolution in Higher Education. Dr. Lowney, who is professionally affiliated with Georgia College & State University, most definitely knows his stuff when [...]

Morning Links — Stories you may have missed

By libertyc
November 5, 2012 // 0 Comments

MacMillan Dictionary to be Strictly Digital (Good E-Reader) The Holiday Wish List of Books (An American Editor) Flat World Knowledge to Drop Free Textbook Access (The Digital Reader) The iPad Mini: The Most Dangerous Competitor to the iPad Yet (Dear Jane) Kindle Daily Deal: Wonder Boys & One [...]

Flat World Knowledge launches platform for customizable digital textbooks

By libertyc
April 19, 2011 // 0 Comments

From the press release: Flat World Knowledge, the largest publisher of free and open college textbooks for students worldwide, today announced the release of a new platform called MIYO (Make It Your Own). The fully-automated system gives professors greater control over textbook content, and the [...]

Interview with Eric Frank, Flat World Knowledge, by Sue Polanka

By libertyc
April 7, 2011 // 0 Comments

Last week while at ACRL, I moderated a session on the role of the academic library with the adoption of digital textbooks.  Eric Frank, Co-Founder and President of Flat World Knowledge, was on the panel.  We had a chance to talk afterward about the Flat World Knowledge product and business model [...]

Ohio System teams with Flat World Knowledge on free digital textbooks

By libertyc
March 10, 2011 // 0 Comments

From Campus Technology: The University System of Ohio is setting a spark under faculty members to encourage them to try out digital textbooks in the classroom with a new pilot program that will allow 1,000 Ohio students to receive the texts for free. The system is working with Flat World Knowledge, [...]

Flat World open textbooks receives $15 million in funding

By libertyc
January 20, 2011 // 0 Comments

According the the Financial Times, funding is being led by Bertelsmann. Flat World Knowldedge offers free textbooks online, but sells print on demand editions as its sorts of funding. The new funds from Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments, Bessemer Venture Partners and others will allow the [...]

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