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Hilton, John, III; Wiley, David – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2011
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…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Higher Education, College Students, Case Studies
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Hilton, John L., III; Graham, Charles; Rich, Peter; Wiley, David – Distance Education, 2010
The authors studied a course in which an instructor allowed individuals at a distance to participate. Although these students were not formally enrolled in the university where the class took place, the instructor gave them full access to all course materials and encouraged them to complete course assignments. The authors examined the time and…
Descriptors: Time Management, Conventional Instruction, Education Courses, Graduate Study
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Wiley, David; Gurrell, Seth – Open Learning, 2009
In this paper we present a history of the idea of Open Educational Resources, overview the current state of the Open Educational Resources movement, report on critical issues facing the field in the immediate future, and present two new projects to watch in 2009.
Descriptors: Educational Resources, Educational History, Contracts, Copyrights