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2009-02-18 Driving Action in Textbook Affordability (ACCCA Conference)
 

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Session on Open Educational Resources co-presented with Dr. Martha Kanter, Dr. Judy Baker and Dr. Barbara Illowsky. ...

Session on Open Educational Resources co-presented with Dr. Martha Kanter, Dr. Judy Baker and Dr. Barbara Illowsky.

18 February 2009
Association of California Community College Administrators Conference
San Diego, CA

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2009-02-18 Driving Action in Textbook Affordability (ACCCA Conference) 2009-02-18 Driving Action in Textbook Affordability (ACCCA Conference) Presentation Transcript

  • CALPIRG Driving Action in Textbook Affordability
  • students spend $ 900 per year
  • prices are rising 2x inflation Textbooks 186% Inflation 72% Source: GAO
  • Normal Market Consumer Producer
  • Textbooks Market Student Professor Publisher
  • Higher Prices
  • New Editions
  • Costly Bundles
    • Used books
    • Rental programs
    • Bookstore margins
    • Purchasing consortium
    Solutions (now)
  • Digital Solutions (future) ?
    • Must be affordable
    • Students want print (75%)
    • Students need access (45%)
    • Will pay for options (60%)
    Digital Textbooks Keeping it Real
  • Open Textbooks = Options
    • Free access online
    • Free access offline (PDF)
    • Print out part or all
    • Purchase a hard copy
    Student Options
  • Introduction to Economic Analysis R. Preston McAfee, Caltech Used at: Harvard, NYU, Cal Poly, UCSB, Caltech, Oregon State, Claremont McKenna…. www.introecon.com Read Online: Free PDF/Word File: Free Print at Home: Free Hard copy: $11.10 + ship. Print at Kinkos: $25.45
  • Flat World Knowledge Open Textbook Publisher 20 Titles in Fall 2009 www.flatworldknowledge.com Read Online Free B&W Softcover $29.95 Color Hardcover $59.95 Printable PDF $19.95 Study Guides $1.99 Audio Chapters $1.99 Study Package $5.99
  • Student Professor Publisher Textbooks Market
  • Student Professor Publisher Open Textbooks
  • Student Activism
  • 2,000 professors www.maketextbooksaffordable.org/statement
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  • “ Make the Switch”
    • Presentations
    • “ Sales” Meetings
    • Publicity
    To an Open Textbook Campaign Activities:
  • Make Textbooks Affordable a project of CALPIRG www.maketextbooksaffordable.org