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Ethan Senack
Higher Education Associate
Student PIRGs Study
2039 students
163 campuses
34 states
• 65% of students
decided against
buying a textbook
because it was too
expensive
• 48% said textbook
costs impact how
many...
Student PIRGs Study
200 media hits on open textbooks and textbook affordability
TWITTER ACTION
#textbookbroke
1 million timeline
deliveries
200,000+ reach
• Affordability
• Accessibility
• “Open-ness”
Working with Students
• Strengths:
• An army of volunteers
• Direct beneficiaries of OER (most
motivated?)
• Are the most impacted/have the most...
• Limitations:
• Associated Stereotypes
• Not a respected/“trusted” academic
voice
• May not have the same depth of
knowle...
Taking Action
Taking Action
Open Textbook Summit - Student PIRGs Study
Open Textbook Summit - Student PIRGs Study
Open Textbook Summit - Student PIRGs Study
Open Textbook Summit - Student PIRGs Study
Open Textbook Summit - Student PIRGs Study
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

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    1. 1. Ethan Senack Higher Education Associate
    2. 2. Student PIRGs Study 2039 students 163 campuses 34 states
    3. 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. 4. Student PIRGs Study 200 media hits on open textbooks and textbook affordability
    5. 5. TWITTER ACTION #textbookbroke 1 million timeline deliveries 200,000+ reach
    6. 6. • Affordability • Accessibility • “Open-ness” Working with Students
    7. 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. 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. 9. Taking Action
    10. 10. Taking Action
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