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Open access textbooks and financial sustainability: A case study on Flat World Knowledge
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, , Brigham Young University

IRRODL Volume 12, Number 5, ISSN 1492-3831 Publisher: Athabasca University Press

Abstract

Many college students and their families are concerned about the high costs of textbooks. A company called Flat World Knowledge both gives away and sells open-source textbooks in a way it believes to be financially sustainable. This article reports on the financial sustainability of the Flat World Knowledge open-source textbook model after one year of operation.

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Hilton III, J. & Wiley, D. (2011). Open access textbooks and financial sustainability: A case study on Flat World Knowledge. The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 12(5), 18-26. Athabasca University Press. Retrieved April 18, 2019 from .

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