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Open Textbooks: The Student Perspective


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Open Textbooks: The Student Perspective

  1. 1. Open Textbooks: The Student Perspective<br />
  2. 2. Students and Textbooks<br />Textbooks cost how much???<br />
  3. 3. Students and Textbooks<br />High prices force students to make difficult choices<br />Work longer hours<br />Credit cards<br />Drop the class<br />Don’t buy the book<br />
  4. 4. What Students Want<br />Digital textbooks could be a change for the better…<br />
  5. 5. What Students Want<br />CourseSmart e-textbooks aren’t much cheaper than used books<br />New in bookstore<br />Used in bookstore<br />Used online<br />E-book “rental”<br />After buyback<br />Bookstore rental<br />Online rental<br />$145.39<br />$109.04<br />$79.32<br />$73.19<br />$72.69<br />$61.79<br />$40.79<br />
  6. 6. What Students Want<br />1. Textbooks must be affordable<br />Many options to control costs – format, length of ownership, etc.<br />A free or nearly free alternative<br />Safeguards against future rip-offs<br />Note: “less expensive” does not mean affordable<br />
  7. 7. What Students Want<br />2. Format flexibility<br />94%<br />Comfortable with print<br />75%<br />Prefer print<br />25%<br />Prefer digital<br />48%<br />Comfortable with digital<br />Another study found 70% want the option to use both<br />
  8. 8. What Students Want<br />3. Easy access to textbooks<br />71% said they keep at least some of their textbooks for future reference<br />45% said computer access would make it at least somewhat difficult to use a digital book<br />
  9. 9. What Students Want<br />Open textbooks have it all!<br />Affordable: Many options including free online – lets students buy what they value<br />Many formats: Online, offline, PDF, print on demand, self-printed…<br />Accessible: Anywhere, anytime without restrictions and will always remain open<br />
  10. 10. The Campaign<br />Research to expose problem<br />Bookswaps, rental programs<br />State and federal legislation<br />
  11. 11. The Campaign<br />Build support for open textbooks through the Statement of Intent<br /><br />More than 2,500<br />professors have<br />signed since 2008<br />
  12. 12. The Campaign<br />Grassroots efforts to raise awareness of open textbooks currently available<br /><br />
  13. 13. Open Textbooks: The Student Perspective<br />