[caption id="attachment_28472" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Open courseware could change the way students learn, proponents say."]Open-source courseware could change the way students learn.[/caption]

For years, tech-savvy educators and product developers have pushed for more open educational resources in classrooms as a way not only to engage students through technology, but also to save money in a time of tighter budgets. But does using open courseware really make a difference in spending?

Texas State Representative Scott Hochberg thinks so. He sponsored a bill that provides for the adoption and use of open-source textbooks in the state, beginning...

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