OpenStax to Double its Library of Free and Open Textbooks

Open educational resources publisher OpenStax has received $12.5 million in funding to develop dozens of new free and open-licensed textbook titles as part of a program that will double its current catalog of 42 textbooks.

“Nine years ago, we dreamed about solving the textbook affordability and access crisis for students,” said Richard Baraniuk, the Victor E. Cameron Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Rice and founder and director of OpenStax. “Now, with this tremendous investment in open education, we will be able to not only accelerate educational access for tens of millions of students but also drive innovation in high-quality digital learning, which has become commonplace due to Covid-19.”

Read more in the press release and Inside Higher Education.