Noba is a free online platform that provides high-quality, flexibly structured textbooks and educational materials. Adopters are allowed to use their ready-made books or customize the books to their own need.
Noba is funded by the Diener Education Fund (DEF) which is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded with the mission of re-imagining higher education to better serve the changing needs of students and professors. The focus of the DEF is on making information — especially of the type found in textbooks — widely available to people of all backgrounds. The Diener Education Fund is co-founded by Drs. Ed and Carol Diener. Ed is the Joseph Smiley Distinguished Professor of Psychology (Emeritus) at the University of Illinois. Carol Diener is the former director of the Mental Health Worker and the Juvenile Justice Programs at the University of Illinois. Both Ed and Carol are award-winning university teachers.
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