May 19, 2022

Elsevier Will Provide Free Access to Online Textbook For edX Class

From Elsevier:

Elsevier today announced its plan to provide free content through edX, the online learning initiative founded by Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) launched in May.

Students who enroll in edX’s course 6.002X: Circuits and Electronics will have free access to an online version of the course textbook, Foundations of Analog and Digital Electronic Circuits, written by Anant Agarwal and Jeffrey Lang and published under Elsevier’s Morgan Kaufmann imprint.


The free version of the textbook was also available in the spring offering of MIT’s 6.002x, before the creation of edX.

“Innovative alliances, such as this one with Elsevier Science & Technology Books, are at the core of the edX mission to improve access to higher education for students worldwide,” said Anant Agarwal, co-author of Foundations of Analog and Digital Electronic Circuits and President of edX. “edX is committed to providing our students with content published under the most rigorous standards. We are very grateful for Elsevier’s commitment to helping edX learners throughout the world.”

Note: According to the class web page, Elsevier offers the print and downloadable versions of the textbook at 40% off.

See Also: Open Online Education: MIT and Harvard Announce edX Collaboration (May 2, 2012)

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