Rice University

For Creating Free Open Community College Textbooks

  • Amount
    $500,000
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
    3/17/2014
  • Term
    9 Months
  • Type of Support
    Project
Overview
We propose a renewal grant to the OpenStax project at Rice University to continue developing market-quality, peer-reviewed open textbooks. This large-scale effort, co-funded by the Michelson, Gates, Arnold, and Maxfield foundations, would provide market-quality open textbooks for the twenty-five community college courses in highest demand. In addition, OpenStax is partnering with a number of for-profit companies for distribution. This renewal would support Phase 3 of the project, building the next ten textbooks for a total of twenty open textbooks covering twenty-five semesters of material.
About the Grantee
Grantee Website
www.rice.edu 
Address
6100 Main Street
Houston, TX 77005
Grants to this Grantee
for marketing and distribution of open textbooks  
Rice University launched OpenStax College in 2012 to develop and disseminate a library of high-quality, openly licensed textbooks for the 25 most popular college courses in the United States. The college will launch a national marketing campaign designed to raise awareness of the availability of high-quality OER and drive adoption of its suite of openly licensed textbooks. This project will promote greater mainstream adoption of open textbooks in higher education.

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