Title

Open Access Textbooks and Financial Sustainability: A Case Study on Flat World Knowledge

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

Publisher

IRRODL

Language

English

College

Religious Education

Department

Ancient Scripture

University Standing at Time of Publication

Associate Professor

Share

COinS