The following are links to selected books on collaboration, open solutions, and innovation in the field of education & training:

United Nations University

The Collaborative Creativity Group at the United Nations University (UNU-MERIT) has just released a free online  book on The Why and How of Open Education.  While educators are the main targets, the issue also is relevant to policy makers, senior education managers and the learning industry as a whole. 

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Open Shakespeare

Open Shakespeare web site provides the complete works of Shakespeare, along with textual apparatus and tools (concordance, search, annotation, word frequency, etc.) all in an 'open' form. Also, check out the Open Literature web site.

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1866 - President Abraham Lincoln, in the midst of the Civil War, signs the Morrill Act granting federal land to states to help them establish public colleges. This "land grant college" act makes access to higher education widely available and open to all.