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In our tutorial group for Secondary Teaching Studies, a discussion regarding textbooks took place.

c.f problem in rock climbing guides

  • small market
  • specialised information
  • involves collaborators
  • peer review?

Ella? mentioned a blog describing the battle between California and Texas textbooks (as two of the biggest textbook markets, each state can chooses their own text) and the political / content baggage which is accumulated.

Robert Fitzgerald mentioned the concept of open source textbooks 🙂 social knowledge being shared freely with the society at large. removes barriers to access.

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