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Open-access textbooks and financial sustainability: A case study on flat world knowledge
Hilton, John Levi and Wiley, David A.

PublishedJune 2012
Type of workArticle
JournalInternational Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning
Volume 12, Issue 5, Pages 18-26
PublisherAthabasca University Press
CountryCanada, North America

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.

Keywords electronic textbooks · Flat World Knowledge · open access · Open Educational Resources · open textbooks · sustainability

Published atAthabasca
Languageeng
ISSN1492-3831
Accession numberWOS:000297792100003
Rightsby/3.0
URLhttp://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/article/view/960/1860
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