Open Access Textbooks and Financial Sustainability: A Case Study on Flat World Knowledge
Open educational resources, open textbooks, electronic textbooks, Flat World Knowledge, open access, sustainability
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).
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Hilton, John III and Wiley, David, "Open Access Textbooks and Financial Sustainability: A Case Study on Flat World Knowledge" (2011). Faculty Publications. 3366.