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

Publisher

First Monday

Source

J. Hilton, D. Wiley. (21). A sustainable future for open textbooks? The Flat World Knowledge story. First Monday, 15 (8-2)

Language

English

College

David O. McKay School of Education

Department

Instructional Psychology and Technology