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Open Textbook Summit - Student PIRGs Study

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Presentation slide for Open Textbook Summit, April 16-17, 2014 by:

Ethan Senack
Higher Education Associate

Published in: Education, Technology

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    • 1. Ethan Senack Higher Education Associate
    • 2. Student PIRGs Study 2039 students 163 campuses 34 states
    • 3. • 65% of students decided against buying a textbook because it was too expensive • 48% said textbook costs impact how many/which classes they took Student PIRGs Study • 82% said they would do better in a course if the textbook was free online and a hard copy was optional
    • 4. Student PIRGs Study 200 media hits on open textbooks and textbook affordability
    • 5. TWITTER ACTION #textbookbroke 1 million timeline deliveries 200,000+ reach
    • 6. • Affordability • Accessibility • “Open-ness” Working with Students
    • 7. • Strengths: • An army of volunteers • Direct beneficiaries of OER (most motivated?) • Are the most impacted/have the most powerful stories • Free time? Looking to be involved. Working with Students
    • 8. • Limitations: • Associated Stereotypes • Not a respected/“trusted” academic voice • May not have the same depth of knowledge as a faculty or librarian • More transitory Working with Students
    • 9. Taking Action
    • 10. Taking Action