Driving Awareness, Adoptions, and Affordability
an NJEDge.Net -EATF free Webinar, January 25,2011
Unlike commercial e-books, open textbooks are accessible online at no cost, very affordable as a print book, and are licensed to allow faculty to legally access and reformat copies of the text at no additional cost. The educational material inside open textbooks is similar to traditional texts - but the traditional models for adoption, sale by bookstores and repurposing are different enough to cause concern on college campuses.
How can faculty and instructional designers introduce open textbooks on campus and include the stakeholders so that this revolution is a quiet(er) and more productive one?
Presenter: Ken Ronkowitz