Free Digital Textbook Initiative: Complete Submission List

A total of 20 free digital textbooks have been submitted to CLRN for California’s Free Digital Textbook Initiative. All eight eligible subjects are represented. Eight entries come from the CK-12 Foundation, which creates open source Flexbooks for K-12 education; six entries are from college professors, five of whom have doctorates in their subject areas; and Pearson Education has submitted four textbooks. The 20 entries include three Biology/Life Sciences and four Calculus textbooks. Over the next few weeks, CLRN’s science reviews will be conducted the Humboldt County Office of Education and mathematics reviews will performed at the Kings County Office of Education. Review results are scheduled to be released on August 10th. We’ll share more about CLRN’s review process for these special digital textbooks in the next post.

Science

Chemistry

Chemistry
URL: http://www.pearsonschool.com/onlinelearninginitiative
Publisher: Pearson Education
Publisher Contact: [email protected]

CK-12 Chemistry
URL: http://cafreetextbooks.ck12.org/science/CK12_Chemistry.pdf
Publisher: CK-12 Foundation. CK-12 is a non-profit organization that creates open-source Flexbooks.
Publisher Contact: Neeru Khosla, [email protected]

Open Source Chemistry Course
URL:http://www.curriki.org/xwiki/bin/view/Coll_Group_CLRN-OpenSourceChemistryCourse/OpenSourceChemsitryCourseGrades9-12?bc=;Coll_Group_CLRN-OpenSourceChemistryCourse.ELRSubmissionForOpenSourceChemstry
Publisher: Curriki
Contact: Barbara Kurshan, [email protected]

Biology/Life Sciences

Biology
URL: http://www.pearsonschool.com/onlinelearninginitiative
Publisher: Pearson Education
Publisher Contact: [email protected]

CK-12 Biology
URL: http://cafreetextbooks.ck12.org/science/CK12_Biology.pdf
Publisher: CK-12 Foundation. CK-12 is a non-profit organization that creates open-source Flexbooks.
Publisher Contact: Neeru Khosla, [email protected]

CK-12 Life Science
URL: http://cafreetextbooks.ck12.org/science/CK12_Life_Science.pdf
Publisher: CK-12 Foundation. CK-12 is a non-profit organization that creates open-source Flexbooks.
Publisher Contact: Neeru Khosla, [email protected]

Physics

Light and Matter
URL:   http://www.lightandmatter.com/books.html
Publisher: Benjamin Crowell. Dr. Crowell teaches physics at Fullerton College in California.

People’s Physics Book
URL: http://cafreetextbooks.ck12.org/science/Peoples_Physics_Book.pdf
Publisher: CK-12 Foundation. CK-12 is a non-profit organization that creates open-source Flexbooks.
Publisher Contact: Neeru Khosla, [email protected]

Earth Sciences

CK-12 Earth Science
URL: http://cafreetextbooks.ck12.org/science/CK12_Earth_Science.pdf
Publisher: CK-12 Foundation. CK-12 is a non-profit organization that creates open-source Flexbooks.
Publisher Contact: Neeru Khosla, [email protected]

Earth Systems, an Earth Science Course
URL: http://www.curriki.org/xwiki/bin/view/Coll_Group_CLRN-OpenSourceEarthScienceCourse/EarthSystemsAnEarthScienceCourse?viewer=info&bc=
Publisher: Curriki
Publisher Contact: Barbara Kurshan, [email protected]

Introduction to Climate Dynamics and Climate Modeling
URL: http://stratus.astr.ucl.ac.be/textbook/
Publisher: Hugues Goosse. Dr. Goosse is a lecturer at the Université catholique de Louvain in Belgium.
Publisher Contact: Hugues Gosse, [email protected]


Math

Geometry

CK-12 Geometry
URL: http://cafreetextbooks.ck12.org/math/CK12_Geometry.pdf
Publisher: CK-12 Foundation. CK-12 is a non-profit organization that creates open-source Flexbooks.
Publisher Contact: Neeru Khosla, [email protected]

Geometry
URL: http://www.pearsonschool.com/onlinelearninginitiative
Publisher: Pearson Education
Publisher Contact: [email protected]

Algebra II

Advanced Algebra II
URL: http://cnx.org/content/m19435/1.4/Advanced_Algebra_2_20090615.pdf
Publisher: Connexions
Publisher Contact: Jonathan Emmons, [email protected]

Algebra 2
URL: http://www.pearsonschool.com/onlinelearninginitiative
Publisher: Pearson Education
Publisher Contact: [email protected]

Calculus

Calculus
URL: http://whitman.mathematics.googlepages.com
Publisher: David Guichard.  Mr. Guichard is a professor of mathematics at Whitman College in Washington.
Publisher Contact: David Guichard, [email protected]

Calculus
URL: http://ocw.mit.edu/ans7870/resources/Strang/strangtext.htm
Publisher: Wellesley-Cambridge Press (Gilbert Strang). Dr. Strang is a mathematics processor at MIT.
Publisher Contact:  Gilbert Strang, [email protected]

CK-12 Single Variable Calculus
URL: http://cafreetextbooks.ck12.org/math/CK12_Calculus.pdf
Publisher: CK-12 Foundation. CK-12 is a non-profit organization that creates open-source Flexbooks.
Publisher Contact: Neeru Khosla, [email protected]

Elementary Calculus: An Infinitesimal Approach
URL: http://www.math.wisc.edu/~keisler/calc.html
Publisher: H Jerome Keisler. Dr. Keisler is professor emeritus from the University of Wisconsin.
Publisher Contact:  J Jerome Keisler, [email protected]

Trigonometry

CK-12 Trigonometry
URL: http://cafreetextbooks.ck12.org/math/CK12_Trigonometry.pdf
Publisher: CK-12 Foundation. CK-12 is a non-profit organization that creates open-source Flexbooks.
Publisher Contact: Neeru Khosla, [email protected]

Your comments are always welcome.

16 thoughts on “Free Digital Textbook Initiative: Complete Submission List

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  8. Brain,

    Thanks for the list. Are these resources best used as a sort of tutoring course? My nephew is a junior and has a little trouble with his science courses. If used as a tutoring course would they in general coincide with the course work he is receiving in school?

    Thanks,
    Sean
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  9. Your post is very helpful. Thanks much for the link of free digital textbook. Indeed true, technology and Internet are changing the landscapes of education. I hope that these changes would bring positive impact to our students. Let me share your post!

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