[Irtalk] Goodbye textbooks, hello free online resources - San Jose Mercury News

Hilton Gibson hilton.gibson at gmail.com
Mon Feb 2 11:39:20 SAST 2015

Textbooks, those long-entrenched staples of classrooms, could soon be
pushed from their place of prominence by a high-tech alternative: online
lessons that can be downloaded, customized and updated -- all at will, and
all for free.

The online material offers enticing benefits as it provides more current
content, appeal to students and saves schools potentially big money. San
Jose Unified, for example, spends $1 million annually on textbooks.

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