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March 15, 2013 09:00 ET

Boundless Open Textbooks Used by More Than Half a Million in Under Two Months

Users Spent Equivalent of 5+ Years Interacting With Boundless Open Content

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - March 15, 2013) - Boundless, continuing to make education more affordable and accessible for learners, announced today that more than 500,000 students, self learners and educators have used its open textbooks since Creative Commons announced that the books were available under an open license. Boundless curates educational materials for nearly 20 academic subjects, including physiology, US history, biology, and management, and users have collectively spent over five years engaging with this recently released content.

"More than 1,000 students and visitors cite, source and copy from Boundless Open Textbooks daily," said Ariel Diaz, founder and CEO of Boundless. "The rapid growth of our open textbooks speaks to the high quality of our editorial efforts and the growing acceptance of open educational resources (OER)."

Anyone from students studying for exams, professors preparing lesson plans or self-learners exploring new topics can use Boundless Open Textbooks. First, visitors select readings from one of 18 free textbooks. From there, they can:

High Quality Educational Content, Curated by Experts

Boundless works with subject matter experts, like professors, PhDs and Master's students, to curate openly licensed and free educational materials created by leading educators and institutions. These materials make up the core of the OER community, an international group that provides high quality educational content to the general public.

To get started with Boundless free textbooks, visit www.boundless.com. No registration is necessary for reading. To take advantage of free study tools built into the open textbooks, like highlights, flashcards and study guides, create a free account on Boundless.

About Boundless

Boundless is making education more accessible and affordable. Boundless is building an innovative learning platform that curates the world's best open educational content and delivers interactive learning tools to college students. Students at over 2,000 colleges have registered to use Boundless's free alternatives to expensive textbooks and are discovering digital study features that go way beyond traditional textbooks. Learn more at www.boundless.com.

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