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Tuesday, October 25 • 4:15pm - 4:45pm
Open Access Textbooks and Financial Sustainability: A Case Study on Flat World Knowledge

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Flat World Knowledge both gives away and sells open-source textbooks in a way they believe to be financially sustainable. Is it really?

 

Many college students and their families are concerned about the high costs of textbooks. A company called Flat World Knowledge both gives away and sells open-source textbooks in a way they believe to be financially sustainable. This article reports on the financial sustainability of the Flat World Knowledge open-source textbook model after one year of operation.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=42Z_Q1Co9zE

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avatar for John Hilton III

John Hilton III

Researcher, Brigham Young University
I began researching issues related to OER in 2008. I'm passionate about increasing OER research - especially research related to efficacy and student perceptions. See http://openedgroup.org/review.
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David Wiley

Co-Founder and Chief Academic Officer, Lumen Learning
I've spent over 20 years creating, clarifying, elaborating, and evangelizing the core ideas of open education to students, faculty, institutions, companies, and governments. I've also worked to place a solid foundation of empirical research beneath these core ideas. Now, my colleagues... Read More →


Tuesday October 25, 2011 4:15pm - 4:45pm
White Pine

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