Keywords

Open educational resources, open textbooks, electronic textbooks, Flat World Knowledge, open access, sustainability

Abstract

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 it believes 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.

Original Publication Citation

John Hilton III and David Wiley. “Open Access Textbooks and Financial Sustainability: A Case Study on Flat World Knowledge.” International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning. 12 (5), 18-26. (2011).

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2011-6

Permanent URL

http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/3287

Publisher

Athabasca University

Language

English

College

Religious Education

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