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Open Textbook Information & Resources
- Strategies for Reducing Textbook Costs (PDF, 798 KB)
This brochure was adapted by the Florida Board of Governors from materials developed by the Minnesota Office of Higher Education.
- Textbook Affordability — State Board of Education Rule 6A-14.092
This link is to the latest version of the final adopted rule related to textbook affordability presented in Florida Administrative Code (FAC) from the Department of Education.
- Sustainability Models for Community College Open Textbooks (MS Word)
This paper, presented at the Open Education 2008 Conference, discusses a working model for repurposing open textbook content for Elementary Statistics (Connexions Repository), and reviews the business model for a financially sustainable OER enterprise and its potential features for open textbooks. Authors are: Judy Ann Baker, Foothill College; Martha Kanter, Foothill-De Anza Community College District; Joel Thierstein, Rice University; and Gary Lopez, Monterey Institute for Technology and Education. Open Education 2008 Conference program details at: http://cosl.usu.edu/events/opened2008/program
- Why I wanted this book to be part of the Global Textbook Project (PDF, 138 KB)
A one-page rationale from Dr. Kelvin Seifert, on why he published an Educational Psychology open textbook, and the problems he thinks open textbooks solve.
- Signs of a Significant Disruption in the Traditional Textbook Model
The February 2009 issue of T.H.E. Journal discusses Indiana’s definition of a textbook and their current interpretation of that definition.
- Open Source Education
Virginia is piloting a K12 open textbook effort using a Web-based compilation model that can display educational content as an adaptive textbook, known as a FlexBook. (From Converge magazine’s Winter 2009 issue.)
- Future of school textbooks written in cyberspace (PDF, 16 KB)
Textbook publishers say many colleges are moving toward using some electronic textbooks, but Northwest’s plan to eventually eliminate all bound textbooks makes it a leader in the movement