## anonymous one year ago Does anyone know if Os is thinking about adding in a section where you can go to look at textbooks that help you practice work during the summer so you don't forget what you already learned? I believe that could be a huge improvement to OpenStudy.

1. pooja195

I think thats what google is for :/

2. anonymous

I know but my phone doesn't allow me to access google sometimes so i use OpenStudy but it hard to get what you need from people on here when your confused as well, its just a suggestion really. @pooja195

3. anonymous

And google isn't always reliable either..

4. anonymous

mostly for textbooks anyway.

5. anonymous

My question was do you know if they are? @pooja195

6. pooja195

i dont think so.....sorry

7. anonymous

Ok thank you anyway.

8. e.mccormick

Making a textbook is no small task. Doing it wrong is disasterous. So asking OS to hire people to do a proper textbooks is a bit of a stretch. There are quality, free, online textbooks out there. Why not use one of those. Then, any questions on the content you can ask on OS. For example, OpenStax College makes a number of good books. Pooja can attest to how good the biology one is. But she still asked questions here about biology.

9. Jaynator495

short answer no, however i have been thinking about adding some school textbooks to my extension to reference... $$\color{#0cbb34}{\text{Originally Posted by}}$$ @e.mccormick Making a textbook is no small task. Doing it wrong is disasterous. So asking OS to hire people to do a proper textbooks is a bit of a stretch. There are quality, free, online textbooks out there. Why not use one of those. Then, any questions on the content you can ask on OS. For example, OpenStax College makes a number of good books. Pooja can attest to how good the biology one is. But she still asked questions here about biology. $$\color{#0cbb34}{\text{End of Quote}}$$ what you could do with these is make a menu to look at these... (such as k12 books) and reference them... which is what ive been planning to do for a while x'D infact i had a dream about successfully doing that... man the dreams i have >_>

10. anonymous

Thank you ^ i was asking if they were considering it and you answered my question. @Jaynator495

11. e.mccormick

k12 uses their own login system to look at thier books, which would make it harder to include in OS.

12. e.mccormick

Or CK-12, rather. Their whole flexbook thing is tied into that. http://www.ck12.org

13. anonymous

Nice ^ @e.mccormick

14. e.mccormick

And here are the OpenStax books: https://www.openstaxcollege.org/students They are excellent books that go through the full peer review process. They are trying to make general educatio books for free and have covered most of the widely used topics.

15. Jaynator495

$$\color{#0cbb34}{\text{Originally Posted by}}$$ @e.mccormick k12 uses their own login system to look at thier books, which would make it harder to include in OS. $$\color{#0cbb34}{\text{End of Quote}}$$ Not true, after logged in... you can get the textbooks .txt files, after that you do not need to be logged in...

16. Jaynator495

i go to k12 x'D

17. anonymous

It would be easier for me and most of other people on here to actually "study" on here in the summer because i'm on here literally everyday.

18. e.mccormick

I am taking about CK-12, which does free books... as opposed to K-12, which has books for their students. I do not think K-12 opens theirs to the world.

19. e.mccormick

KAKES1967, they have looked at doing question banks and tutorials a number of times. Never quite got off the ground.

20. anonymous

Tutorials is definetely needed in OS.