What's this, then? was launched in 2017. Our primary focus is to highlight the important news of the day regarding free textbooks and open educational resources.

News will be updated daily. We are trying to find the handful of stories each day that actually move the needle on the state of adoption of free textbooks and OER and present them with minimal commentary.

Who are you? I thought we just...?

No, I mean who are you?

Oh, me! This is me.

Joel Grimes

Joel is the editor of, and a programmer in the vicinity of Dallas, TX. You can contact me at Of course I'm also on facebook and Linkedin.