Tuesday, April 28, 2009
3,000 course texts to be made available free online to further education colleges (UK)
"From May 2009 to September 2014, students at UK further education colleges will have free online access to 3,000 course texts as a result of the e-books for FE project, funded by the Learning and Skills Council and JISC. 80,000 votes were received from colleges during the consultation period, and the titles selected cover a diverse range of subjects - from Fashion Design to Engineering, from Heath and Social Care to Automobile Electronics, and from Beauty Therapy to Practical Lambing. The titles will be available on the ebrary platform, and colleges will have the opportunity to buy additional e-books at specially discounted prices to add to the collection. This will enable each college to build a digital library of e-books tailored to meet the needs of its students"