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ELI2011 Podcast: The Open Textbook Puzzle

Can open textbooks provide a viable solution to high-cost textbooks? Are they quality books? What will encourage faculty to develop or adopt them? What is a book? How do students prefer to use textbooks? What is the sustainability model for a free, open textbook? How can the development of open textbooks become recognized and rewarded in tenure and promotion decisions? Answers to these questions and more are offered in this discussion.Streaming video of this session is also available.

Particpants in this panel include:

  • Susan Henderson, Director, Florida Distance Learning Consortium
  • Jade Roth, Vice President, Books & Digital Strategy, Barnes & Noble

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Running time: 35m 12s
File size: 14.11 MB

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