Boundless expands offerings with open publishing platform
- Boundless on Tuesday announced the launch of its community authoring platform, which allows educators to publish open textbooks on the startup's e-reader.
- Over a dozen authors are working with Boundless to add their textbooks to its library in conjunction with the launch of the platform, which will make their books available to over 3 million students and educators.
- Not only does the platform make it possible for these authors to get their texts into classrooms in a web- and mobile-optimized format indexed by Google search results, but it encourages feedback from educators and subject matter experts while also including tools like quizzes and PowerPoint templates.
Additionally, the competition from the free, open resources is seen as a way to apply pressure to education costs. Counting the works of the new authors, the Boundless Library now includes over 25 subjects, and the the new textbooks on the community platform include subjects like music, philosophy, and economics.
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