OpenStax College will provide more than 1 million students a free textbook
This fall, over 1 million students will have access to the free textbook, Principles of Economics, provided by OpenStax College.
Founded in 2012, OpenStax College is a nonprofit organization developed by Rice University and supported by numerous foundations, which provides free textbooks and learning materials.
The organization has produced six textbooks that have been downloaded over 480,000 times, estimating students have saved about $8 million.
The organization, which has been adopted by hundreds of educational institutions, works with educators to write and peer-review each textbook.
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