Free books now with MOOCs

First came free online courses. Now come — with a few conditions — free online textbooks.Coursera to offer students free online textbooks, with conditions

Coursera, a provider of massive open online courses, or MOOCs, from dozens of universities, announced Wednesday a partnership with several publishers to provide portions of certain textbooks free for students to use while they take the courses. course materials — from publishers including Cengage Learning, Macmillan Higher Education, Oxford University Press, SAGE and Wiley — would be available through e-readers from the student-services company Chegg.