Open Textbooks<br />The College Student Speaks Out<br />April 5, 2011<br />
Open Textbooks: The College Student Speaks Out<br />www.maketextbooksaffordable.org<br />
Open Textbooks: The College Student Speaks Out<br />www.maketextbooksaffordable.org<br />Textbook Prices<br />250%<br />20...
Open Textbooks: The College Student Speaks Out<br />www.maketextbooksaffordable.org<br />Estimated Cost of Textbooks and S...
Open Textbooks: The College Student Speaks Out<br />www.maketextbooksaffordable.org<br />Textbooks Market<br />Publisher<b...
Open Textbooks: The College Student Speaks Out<br />www.maketextbooksaffordable.org<br />“Students have more options than ...
Open Textbooks: The College Student Speaks Out<br />www.maketextbooksaffordable.org<br />Open Textbooks<br />Similar to Tr...
Written by experts
Edited and reviewed</li></li></ul><li>Open Textbooks: The College Student Speaks Out<br />www.maketextbooksaffordable.org<...
Downloadable, printable at or near the cost of production
Hard copies cost $20-30</li></li></ul><li>Open Textbooks: The College Student Speaks Out<br />www.maketextbooksaffordable....
New editions are optional</li></li></ul><li>Open Textbooks: The College Student Speaks Out<br />www.maketextbooksaffordabl...
Peer review boards
Gov’t-funded projects
Innovative business models</li></li></ul><li>Open Textbooks: The College Student Speaks Out<br />www.maketextbooksaffordab...
Open Textbooks: The College Student Speaks Out<br />www.maketextbooksaffordable.org<br />Joanne Schwartzberg<br />Skidmore...
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2011-04-05 Open Textbooks: The College Student Speaks Out (Webinar)

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Webinar featuring the perspectives of four college students active in the fight for affordable textbooks.

5 April 2011
Open Access Textbooks Webinar Series

To view an archived version of this webinar, visit http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?llr=dtr4fkcab&et=1105071687102&s=2007&e=0016yrgHZL6tR46jManybsOesZ2p0yf3AdtJcmvQfGR2ub9U1MtWHuMyenROcNzE93YPOMQnzYX6zbgNiItcfDa_bOHKm5WZe_4TYx1oiD85q7a1c-dKV0bMSoJg0lKjlWh3aCLWoP7IofdYfefNiLLsV_BoTzXi8_bB9GR542jQzHzD8BYO3qsFQjqr9Sdo4KiVSSMRH-WUV_AfrPqmD6_VfaQ0TEdB2Pptk-OVAkFuLA=

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2011-04-05 Open Textbooks: The College Student Speaks Out (Webinar)

  1. 1. Open Textbooks<br />The College Student Speaks Out<br />April 5, 2011<br />
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  3. 3. Open Textbooks: The College Student Speaks Out<br />www.maketextbooksaffordable.org<br />
  4. 4. Open Textbooks: The College Student Speaks Out<br />www.maketextbooksaffordable.org<br />Textbook Prices<br />250%<br />200%<br />150%<br />100%<br />50%<br />0%<br />Textbooks<br />Inflation<br />1989 1994 1999 2004 2009<br />
  5. 5. Open Textbooks: The College Student Speaks Out<br />www.maketextbooksaffordable.org<br />Estimated Cost of Textbooks and Supplies as a Percentage of Tuition and Fees<br />
  6. 6. Open Textbooks: The College Student Speaks Out<br />www.maketextbooksaffordable.org<br />Textbooks Market<br />Publisher<br />Professor<br />Student<br />
  7. 7. Open Textbooks: The College Student Speaks Out<br />www.maketextbooksaffordable.org<br />“Students have more options than ever before”<br />
  8. 8. Open Textbooks: The College Student Speaks Out<br />www.maketextbooksaffordable.org<br />Open Textbooks<br />Similar to Traditional Textbooks<br /><ul><li>Table of contents, chapters, exercises
  9. 9. Written by experts
  10. 10. Edited and reviewed</li></li></ul><li>Open Textbooks: The College Student Speaks Out<br />www.maketextbooksaffordable.org<br />Open Textbooks<br />Open License = Affordability<br /><ul><li>Free online to everyone
  11. 11. Downloadable, printable at or near the cost of production
  12. 12. Hard copies cost $20-30</li></li></ul><li>Open Textbooks: The College Student Speaks Out<br />www.maketextbooksaffordable.org<br />Open Textbooks<br />Open License = Flexibility<br /><ul><li>Instructors can customize by adding, editing, combining
  13. 13. New editions are optional</li></li></ul><li>Open Textbooks: The College Student Speaks Out<br />www.maketextbooksaffordable.org<br />Open Textbooks<br />Open License = Sustainability<br /><ul><li>Individual authors
  14. 14. Peer review boards
  15. 15. Gov’t-funded projects
  16. 16. Innovative business models</li></li></ul><li>Open Textbooks: The College Student Speaks Out<br />www.maketextbooksaffordable.org<br />
  17. 17. Open Textbooks: The College Student Speaks Out<br />www.maketextbooksaffordable.org<br />Joanne Schwartzberg<br />Skidmore College<br />Cat<br />Tappert<br />University of Maryland<br />Jake<br />Weigandt<br />Madison College<br />
  18. 18. Open Textbooks: The College Student Speaks Out<br />www.maketextbooksaffordable.org<br />Benefits of Open Textbooks: Affordability<br />
  19. 19. Open Textbooks: The College Student Speaks Out<br />www.maketextbooksaffordable.org<br />Benefits of Open Textbooks: Flexibility<br />
  20. 20. Open Textbooks: The College Student Speaks Out<br />www.maketextbooksaffordable.org<br />Campus <br />Action<br />
  21. 21. Open Textbooks: The College Student Speaks Out<br />www.maketextbooksaffordable.org<br />Questions<br />

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