Together, with 120 highly regarded professors, authors and experts, we're out to change the way colleges and universities educate.
Traditional textbooks are ineffective at keeping up with the speed at which our world is changing. The model is broken and we're here to fix it.
When you join Noba, you'll have online access to hundreds of chapters written by leading experts in their specific field of interest.
You choose the chapters that fit your curriculum best and build a custom textbook for your class. A textbook that's written, published and distributed at the speed of the internet.
Noba is 100% free.
We've found that respected authors and researchers are eager to publish the work they're most passionate about, knowing it will inspire a new generation of students. We’re part of the growing movement towards open education, believing it should be available to all, regardless of culture, geography or economic background.
Noba is the dream project of husband and wife academics Drs Ed and Carol Diener. Both have spent their careers in higher education. Ed Diener is Professor Emeritus at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and is a Senior Scientist at the Gallup organization. He has earned the two highest awards in psychology, the APA Distinguished Scientist Award and the APS William James Lifetime Achievement Award. Carol Diener is an award winning teacher, now retired, from the University of Illinois. She is the former director of the Mental Health Worker program and created three community outreach programs involving both graduate and undergraduate students.
Our catalog of chapters written by leading experts is searchable by topic, author and keyword.
Organize your chapters and create your own custom cover and table of contents.
With one click, your new textbook is viewable online and published as a PDF.
Students can download the textbook for FREE, either to print or to read as an e-textbook.
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your own Noba textbook?