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  • Open Textbooks by EXPERT AUTHORS Free Online. Affordable Offline. Rewritable Anytime.
  • Team Jeff Shelstad Founder & CEO Dr. David Wiley Chief Open Officer Eric Frank Founder & President Jon Williams CTO
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  • Students React U
  • Students React Publishers Respond U
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  • “ Thankfully, there is now a viable alternative to these Pleistocene Epoch companies and their dinosaur-like business model. Flat World Knowledge, the largest commercial publisher of open-source college textbooks, has thrown a disruptive business model right into the face of the $8 billion annual textbook market , and it’s gaining traction fast.” -bNET News - Flat World Knowledge: A Disruptive Business Model
  • Open for the Mainstream: A Turnkey Approach
  • Open & Free Consumer Choice Get On The Field Win Adoptions Be Sustainable MODEL Expert Textbooks
  • Open & Free Consumer Choice Top Authors Expert Textbooks
  • Open & Free Consumer Choice Top Authors Professionally Developed Expert Textbooks
  • Open & Free Consumer Choice Top Authors Professionally Developed Fully Supported Expert Textbooks
  • Open & Free Consumer Choice Top Authors Professionally Developed Fully Supported Expert Textbooks
  • Open & Free Consumer Choice Top Authors Professionally Developed Fully Supported Openly Licensed Expert Textbooks
  • Open & Free Consumer Choice Top Authors Professionally Developed Fully Supported Openly Licensed Customization Platform Expert Textbooks
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  • Open & Free Consumer Choice Top Authors Professionally Developed Fully Supported Openly Licensed Customization Platform Free Online Expert Textbooks
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  • Free to EVERYONE!
  • Open & Free Consumer Choice Top Authors Professionally Developed Fully Supported Openly Licensed Customization Platform Free Online Expert Textbooks
  • Open & Free Consumer Choice Top Authors Professionally Developed Fully Supported Openly Licensed Customization Platform Free Online Convenient Formats Expert Textbooks
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  • Open & Free Consumer Choice Top Authors Professionally Developed Fully Supported Openly Licensed Customization Platform Free Online Convenient Formats Softcover In Bookstore or Direct-to-Student Expert Textbooks
  • Open & Free Consumer Choice Top Authors Professionally Developed Fully Supported Openly Licensed Customization Platform Free Online Convenient Formats Softcover Audio Expert Textbooks
  • Open & Free Consumer Choice Top Authors Professionally Developed Fully Supported Openly Licensed Customization Platform Free Online Convenient Formats Softcover Audio PDF Expert Textbooks
  • Open & Free Consumer Choice Top Authors Professionally Developed Fully Supported Openly Licensed Customization Platform Free Online Convenient Formats Softcover Audio PDF iPad / Kindle / Sony Expert Textbooks
  • Open & Free Consumer Choice Top Authors Professionally Developed Fully Supported Openly Licensed Customization Platform Free Online Convenient Formats Softcover Audio PDF iPad / Kindle / Sony iPhone Expert Textbooks
  • Open & Free Consumer Choice Top Authors Professionally Developed Fully Supported Openly Licensed Customization Platform Free Online Convenient Formats Efficient Study Aids Expert Textbooks
  • Open & Free Consumer Choice Top Authors Professionally Developed Fully Supported Openly Licensed Customization Platform Free Online Convenient Formats Efficient Study Aids Audio Study Guides Expert Textbooks
  • Open & Free Consumer Choice Top Authors Professionally Developed Fully Supported Openly Licensed Customization Platform Free Online Convenient Formats Efficient Study Aids Audio Study Guides Online Quizzes Expert Textbooks
  • Open & Free Consumer Choice Top Authors Professionally Developed Fully Supported Openly Licensed Customization Platform Free Online Convenient Formats Efficient Study Aids Audio Study Guides Online Quizzes Digital Flashcards Expert Textbooks
  • Benefits
  • Students Immediate Access. Accessibility for All.
  • Faculty Real online/LMS Integration. No different (and yet totally different) from what you do today.
  • “ These exciting pilot programs address the need to help the college store channel expand essential services at a time when educational content is evolving. Flat World is providing necessary innovation that could make the open textbook movement more viable and lead to other fundamental changes in the textbook market.” -Mark Nelson, Ph.D, VP for Strategy & Development, NACS New Media Solutions Bookstores
  • One User’s Experience
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  • Open Source Pilot Program Results
    • Fall/Spring 2008-09 67.4% retention
    • Fall/Spring 2009-10 75.2% retention
      • Improvement of 7.58%
  • Education is Black Gold of 21 st Century
  • Greater income for all racial/ethnic groups for both men & women. Children display higher levels of school readiness indicators. Higher levels of civic participation. Lower incarceration rates. Longer life spans. Better access to health care. Better dietary and health practices. Greater job satisfaction. Less dependency on government assistance. Greater use of seat belts. More continuing education. Greater internet access. Greater attendance at live performances. Greater participation in leisure and artistic activities. More book purchases. Higher voting rates. Greater knowledge of government. Greater community service and leadership. More self-confidence.
  • Why? Why Not ?
  • Open Textbooks by EXPERT AUTHORS Free Online. Affordable Offline. Rewritable Anytime.