Keywords

textbooks, open source, flat world, college

Abstract

Many college students and their families are concerned about the high costs of textbooks. E–books have been proposed as one potential solution; open source textbooks have also been explored. A company called Flat World Knowledge produces and gives away open source textbooks in a way they believe to be financially sustainable. This article reports an initial study of the financial sustainability of the Flat World Knowledge open source textbook model.

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2010-08-02

Permanent URL

http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/2330

Language

English

College

David O. McKay School of Education

Department

Instructional Psychology and Technology

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