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This is a presentation I put together for faculty and community members at College of the Redwoods.

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    • Open Textbooks, Open Doors
      www.studentpirgs.org/open-textbooks
      Geoff Cain
      College of the Redwoods
    • Background
      Godin, Seth. (2010) “The Coming Melt-Down in Higher Education (as seen by a marketer)
      http://sethgodin.typepad.com/
    • Textbook Costs
      Prices rising
      2x
      the rate of
      inflation
    • Textbook Costs
      Students spend between
      $750 - $900
      per year on
      textbooks
    • The Problem
      Part 1:
      Flawed market structure gives publishers too much power
      Producer
      Consumer
    • The Problem
      Part 1:
      Flawed market structure gives publishers too much power
      Publisher
      Student
      Professor
    • The Problem
      Publisher
      Each textbook is bought and sold several times, but the publisher only profits on the first sale
      Bookstore
      used books
      Students
      Part 2:
      Self-destructive business model drives unstable model
    • The Problem
      only
      $238.95
      High
      Prices
    • The Problem
      $81.78
      used 5th edition
      new 6th
      $213.95
      New Editions
    • The Problem
      Biology, 8e
      with CengageNOW, Personal Tutor with SMARTHINKING, InfoTrac 2-Semester Printed Access Card
      $213.95
      Costly Bundles
    • The Solution
      The solution must:
      Make the market more student-centric, without undermining faculty
      Rework publishers’ business model to be more efficient and sustainable
    • Open Textbooks
      Redefine the model and the “text.”
    • Open Textbooks
      What makes a textbook open?
    • What is “Open”?
      An “Open Text” is free of copyright constraints.
      Public Domain
      Creative Commmons
      Attribution (by)
      Share Alike (sa)
      Non-Commercial (nc)
      No Derivative Works (nd)
      http://creativecommons.org
    • Open Textbooks
      Open licenses legally grant the right to:
      Make copies and change formats
      Distribute copies
      Create customized versions
    • Open Textbooks
      A good way to think about open licenses:© Some Rights Reserved (vs. All Rights Reserved)
    • Open Textbooks
      Content is like traditional textbooks:
      Table of contents, chapters, index
      Written by expert author
      Edited and reviewed
    • Open Textbooks
      Formats go beyond traditional textbooks:
      Accessible free online by the public
      Downloadable, typically as a PDF
      Available in print
    • Inside an Open Textbook
    • Inside an Open Textbook
      Collaborative Statistics
      By Barbara Illowsky and Susan Dean
      cnx.org/content/col10522
    • Download PDF or print
      Read online version
      Purchase printed copy
      Inside an Open Textbook
    • Purchasing a hard copy through print on demand publisher QOOP
      Inside an Open Textbook
    • Key term links to definition
      Click here to print out
      Navigate table of contents
      Inside an Open Textbook
    • Open Textbooks
      Benefits for students:
      Students choose their preferred format (print, PDF, online, etc.)
      Online access is free, other formats are optional and fairly priced
    • Open Textbooks
      Benefits for instructors:
      All students have access to the text
      New editions are optional
      Ability to customize
      Corrections are immediate
    • Open Textbooks
      Benefits for Colleges
      Greater access to education for more students
      Save money
      Textbooks customized to a specific population
    • Open Textbooks
      Publisher
      Flawed Market
      Open Textbooks
      Publisher
      Student
      Professor
      Student
      Professor
    • The Solution
      The solution must:
      Make the market more student-centric, without undermining faculty
      Rework publishers’ business model to be more efficient and sustainable
    • Open Textbook Models
    • Open Textbook Models
      Individual authors
      Personal motivations
      Sabbatical time/grant funding
      Count open textbooks toward tenure?
    • Open Textbook Models
      Institutional projects
      A consortium of 80+ community colleges is pooling resources to write and review texts
      Rice University founded CNX.org, a platform that hosts numerous open textbooks
      Hewlett & Maxfield Foundations funded the creation of a new open textbook
    • Open Textbook Models
      Government funding
      A new bill introduced by Sen. Durbin (D-IL) would create a federal grant program to create open textbooks through the NSF
      The WA community college system received state funding to create open curriculum & texts for the 80 highest enrollment courses.
    • Open Textbook Models
      Commercial Publishers
      Flat World Knowledge
      • first open textbook publisher
      • 11 books in spring 2009
      • used at over 400 schools.
    • Open Textbook Models
      The FWK business model:
      Develop textbooks traditionally (peer review, editors, author royalties etc.)
      Give instructors the option to customize
      Offer textbooks free online to all students
      Make money by selling print copies, study guides, etc. that are attractive to students
    • Open Textbook Models
      The Long Tail
      The same area
    • Open Textbook Models
      Principles of Microeconomics
      By Libby Rittenberg and Timothy Tregarthen
      Adoptions at:
      Calstate-LA, Penn State, University of Illinois, University of Massachusetts, University of Texas at Arlington...
      flatworldknowledge.com
      Online: FREE
      PDF: $19.95
      Print: $29.95
    • Open Textbook Models
      Benefits of this publishing model:
      Used books aren’t a big threat, since new books are affordable
      Digital and print-on-demand distribution is far more efficient
      No need for excessive restrictions to prevent piracy - the book is already available for free!
    • Open Textbook Models
      Publisher
      Publisher
      The normal supply chain restored and publishers gain the opportunity to sell directly to students
      Each textbook is bought and sold several times, but the publisher only profits on the first sale
      Bookstore
      Bookstore
      used books
      Students
      Students
      Flawed Model
      Open Textbooks
    • The solution must:
      Make the market more student-centric, without undermining faculty
      Rework publishers’ business model to be more efficient and sustainable
      The Solution
    • What You Can Do
    • What You Can Do
      Instructors can seek & consider open textbooks, and use other cost reducing practices.
    • What You Can Do
      Students can speak to their professors and encourage them to consider open textbooks.
    • What You Can Do
      Colleges can offer support to faculty interested in adopting or writing open textbooks.
    • What You Can Do
      Authors can show preference for publishers using alternative models, like open textbooks.
      Or at least, aggressively negotiate electronic rights.
    • Resources
      Open Textbook Catalog:
      studentpirgs.org/open-textbooks
      Some Specific ExamplesA High School Biology Textbook
      Textbooks for the California Learning Resource Network – These textbooks have already undergone peer-review.
      Open Textbook CollectionsCommunity College Open Textbook Collaborative - This should be our first stop. I liked the amount of finished work represented by this project and the fact that they have English textbooks.
      OER Commons - There are a lot of textbooks here that will be of interest to us. Under recommended resources click on "textbooks."
      Connexions - This is a site that features reusable modules and learning objects as well as some texts.
      Project Sites for OER and Open TextbooksSophia Open Content Initiative - This is from De Anza and a good example of a grant-driven project in California.
      Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources - This project site has a lot of useful links.
      Open Education Resources Center for California - This is a good site for more information and resources in California.
    • Open Textbooks, Open Doors
      Adapted from a presentation by The Student PIRGs
      Illustrations from www.studentpirgs.org and http://commons.wikimedia.org unless otherwise noted.
      www.studentpirgs.org/open-textbooks