Bangladesh Launches a Free eTextbook Website

Sunday marked the official opening of Bangladesh’s new textbook repository, which was appropriately named e-Book.

It currently has 106 digital textbooks for primary and secondary students which were digitized as a joint effort between 2 Bangladeshi government organizations, the National Curriculum and Textbook Board (NCTB) and the Access to Information (A2I) Project. Textbooks are available for free to all students, teachers, users parents.

This project, more than most, is very important. Neither Google translate nor Babelfish support Bengali, the national language. This severely limits the information that students can access online. Hopefully this project will expand to include more books.

eBook.gov.bd via The Daily Star

image by Richard Bloomfield