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Australian PC World: Elementary, Watson: Open Source Textbooks to Educate Developing Nations

Sep 12, 2006, 22:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Liz Tay)

"A project based on the open source software model aims to create free online textbooks for developing nations. Under careful academic oversight, the Global Text Project will produce 1000 textbooks for undergraduate studies in a range of subjects including business, science and arts.

"The project was initiated by South Australian-born Professor Rick Watson of the University of Georgia Business, who found that discounts currently offered by textbook publishers to developing countries simply cannot bring prices low enough for education to be affordable..."

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