Capital Region ESD 113

6005 Tyee Dr SW, Tumwater, WA 98512

P: (360) 464-6700 | F: (360) 464-6900

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Create Open Source Textbooks, iCOST

At ESD 113, we'd like to assist local schools in their efforts to understand OER and even create their own textbooks. To begin that process we are offering an opportunity for local educators to become involved in C.O.S.T.[Creating Open Source Textbooks].

Date: FALL Session, 2013
Where: ESD 113
Time: TBA pm
Fee: $60.00
Session ID: TBA
10 clock hours

OER (Open Education Resources) 

An open-source textbook is a textbook that is offered online by its authors or through a non-profit or commercial open-licensed publisher.  The open license allows users to read online, download, and sometimes print the book (some open-source textbooks charge a small fee for printing).  Open-source textbooks often allow content to be changed or altered to better fit a course.  Open-source textbooks can often be downloaded onto e-readers  in the e-pub format for reading on such mobile devices as the Nook, Kindle, KindleFire, as well as other mobile tablets. 
Open-source textbooks are very low cost.  Often the only cost associated with them is the cost of printing any pages the user may wish to have in hard copy.  Open-source textbooks allow for customization of material and are updated often.  Because these books are online, material can be updated as it changes rather than when a new set of books is purchased. And now read on for information regarding our efforts to assist teachers in our ESD113 region.
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Last Modified on March 23, 2014