textbooks, financial sustainability, cost, college, students, Flat World Knowledge
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.
Original Publication Citation
John Hilton III and David Wiley. A sustainable future for open textbooks? The Flat World Knowledge story. First Monday. 15 (8). (2010).
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Hilton, John III and Wiley, David, "A Sustainable Future for Open Textbooks? The Flat World Knowledge Story" (2010). Faculty Publications. 1364.
2010 CC BY Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License
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