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

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

Ethan Senack
Higher Education Associate

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Open Textbook Summit - Student PIRGs Study Open Textbook Summit - Student PIRGs Study Presentation Transcript

  • 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/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
  • 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 powerful stories • Free time? Looking to be involved. Working with Students
  • • 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
  • Taking Action
  • Taking Action