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

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/free-online-textbooks-with-conditions/2013/05/07/b49364ce-b761-11e2-92f3-f291801936b8_story.html

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.

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