Flexbooks: Free Digital Textbooks

By Tech Powered Dad | March 19, 2012

With all of the buzz about iBooks vs. Amazon’s digital books, you may have missed the latest on Flexbooks. Flexbooks are free digital textbooks from CK-12, a non-profit organization that’s dedicated to bringing the ideals of the open source movement to education. Essentially, anyone can customize and download a Flexbook on a variety of topics. Schools have the option to use them as they are or supplement and edit them. They can be used in digital format for computers and almost any tablet, including the iPad and Kindle Fire, or they can be printed out.

I was given a pretty thorough demonstration of how to customize and download a Flexbook at the T3 conference. You can check out that demo in the video that follows.

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