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Nicole Allen's Textbook Advocate Director, Student PIRGs presentation at CCCOER Fall Quarterly 2010

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  • 1.  
  • 2. The Problem
  • 3. The Problem Textbooks cost $900 per year for the average student
  • 4. The Problem
    • Prices rising
    • 4 times
    • the rate of inflation
    250% 200% 150% 100% 50% 0% 1989 1994 1999 2004 2009 Textbook Prices Textbooks Inflation
  • 5. The Problem
    • 26% of tuition @ public 4-year
    • 72% of tuition @ comm. college
    Textbooks cost HOW much???
  • 6. The Problem
    • Campaign started by students at UCI in 2003
    • Step 1: Research
  • 7. The Problem 6 th Edition Outrageous Prices $238.95 only
  • 8. The Problem Unnecessary New Editions used 5th edition $81.78 6 th Edition $224.95
  • 9. The Problem Costly Bundles $213.95 with CengageNOW Personal Tutor CD, Student Study Guide, InfoTrac 2-Semester Printed Access Card Statistics
  • 10. The Problem
    • Withholding price info from professors
    • Charging far lower prices overseas
    • Custom and loose leaf editions sabotage resale
    • “ Cheaper” e-books end up costing more
  • 11. The Problem Market Failure
  • 12. The Problem Normal Market Producer Consumer
  • 13. The Problem Textbooks Market Publisher Professor Students
  • 14. The Problem Prescription Drugs
  • 15. The Problem
    • Substantially reduce costs
    • Fix the market failure
    Making Textbooks Affordable
  • 16. Open Textbooks
  • 17. Open Textbooks
    • 1. Like regular texts:
        • Table of contents, chapters, exercises
        • Written by experts
        • Edited and reviewed
    Open Textbook Online: Free Print: $26.98
  • 18. Open Textbooks
    • 2. Except affordable:
        • Free online to everyone
        • Downloadable, printable at no additional cost
        • Hard copies for $20-30
    Open Textbook Online: Free Print: $19.95
  • 19. Open Textbooks
    • 3. And flexible:
        • Instructors can customize by adding, editing, combining
        • New editions are optional
    Open Textbook Online: Free Print: $29.95
  • 20. Open Textbooks
    • Benefits of open textbooks:
        • All students have access online
        • Print copies and other formats are optional and affordably priced
  • 21. Open Textbooks
    • Student preferences:
    75% Prefer print 25% Prefer digital 94% Comfortable with print 48% Comfortable with digital
  • 22. Open Textbooks
    • Benefits of open textbooks:
        • All students have access online
        • Print copies and other formats are optional and affordably priced
        • Empower students as consumers
  • 23. Open Textbooks Publisher Professor Students Open Textbooks
  • 24. The Campaign
  • 25. The Campaign Overall Strategies:
    • Expose the problem
    • Organize faculty
    • 3. Price Disclosure
    • 4. Promote alternatives
  • 26. The Campaign Open Textbooks Project:
        • Statement of Intent (2,500 faculty)
        • Student-to-faculty outreach
        • Media attention
        • Open textbook catalog
  • 27. Field Update
  • 28. Field Update
    • This year’s activities:
        • “ Market” to 1000 faculty
        • 30 presentations
        • 100 campuses
        • 3 academic conferences
        • 2 press conferences
  • 29. Field Update
    • So far…
        • 40 adoptions and counting
        • Press conference with Sen. Durbin
        • 500 news articles, incl. 2 from AP
        • Press event next week
  • 30. Field Update
        • General
        • Observations
  • 31. Nicole Allen Textbooks Campaign Director The Student PIRGs 401-484-8104 [email_address] www.studentpirgs.org/open-textbooks