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Paper: The OpenStax Free Astronomy Textbook and Its Open Education Resources Hub
Volume: 533, ASP 2021: Sharing Best Practices – AstronomyTeaching and Public Engagement
Page: 1
Authors: Fraknoi, A.
Abstract: As part of a national project to offer free, on-line, open-source textbooks, three senior authors (A. Fraknoi, D. Morrison, and S. Wolff) have produced OpenStax Astronomy. It is an introduction for non-science majors and has already been used by half a million students and over 100,000 independent readers. We describe the book and how it is available and discuss the rich Open Education Resources Hub that goes with it, featuring an array of free ancillary materials produced by both the textbook authors and adopters. The publisher's numbers indicate that the free book is now being used in 40% of the adoptions in North America.
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