Saturday, March 28, 2015

Resources for our Chat on Textbooks and the Content Ecosystem

In anticipation of our next Twitter chat session, April 10, we're putting together a list of resources to provide background information for the discussion. If you have additional resources to recommend, please submit as a comment to this post.

Textbooks: Publishing, Pricing, and Business Models


A Textbook -- What Is it Good For? (Rob Reynolds, Chapter 2, The Future of Learning Content) -- https://nextthought.com/thought_assets/TheFutureofLearning-NextIsNow.pdf


How Much do College Students Actually pay for Textbooks? (Phil Hill, e-Literate)  -- http://mfeldstein.com/how-much-do-college-students-actually-pay-for-textbooks/


What I Got Wrong (and Right) about Digital Learning Materials Back in 2012 (Rob Reynolds, NextThought) -- https://nextthought.com/thoughts/open-roads/what-i-got-wrong-and-right-about-digital-learning-materials-back-in-2012


The Death of Textbooks (Terrance Ross, The Atlantic) -- http://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2015/03/the-death-of-textbooks/387055/


About that Impending Amazon-Apple Digital Textbook War -- http://the-digital-reader.com/2015/01/31/impending-amazon-apple-digital-textbook-war/


Why Johnny doesn’t like e-textbooks (Joe Wikert, Joe Wikert’s Digital Content Strategies) -- http://jwikert.typepad.com/the_average_joe/2015/03/why-johnny-doesnt-like-e-textbooks.html


Moving Beyond Textbooks (Vineet Madan, EDUKWEST) -- http://www.edukwest.com/moving-beyond-textbooks/


Amazon Launches Kindle Textbook to Compete with iBooks Author (Lura Hazard Owen, GigaOM) -- https://gigaom.com/2015/01/22/amazon-launches-kindle-textbook-tool-to-compete-with-ibooks-author/


What’s Next for E-textbooks? (Dian Schaffhauser, Campus Technology) -- http://campustechnology.com/Articles/2014/12/03/Whats-Next-for-E-Textbooks.aspx?Page=1


Textbook Publishers’ Changing Product Strategies (Sean Wakely, Academic Author Advisers) -- https://academicauthoradvisers.wordpress.com/2014/11/24/textbook-publishers-changing-product-strategies/


A Weird but True Fact about Publishers and OER (Michael Feldstein, e-Literate) -- http://mfeldstein.com/weird-true-fact-textbook-publishers-oer/


Open Textbooks and Other Textbook Alternatives


Copyright and Open Textbooks: The Case of Boundless (Rick Anderson, the scholarly kitchen) -- http://scholarlykitchen.sspnet.org/2015/03/16/copyright-and-open-textbooks-the-case-of-boundless/


The Pin the Popped the Textbook Bubble -- Open (David Wiley, iterating toward openness) -- http://opencontent.org/blog/archives/3805


A future vision for OER and online learning (Tony Bates, Teaching in a Digital Age) -- http://www.tonybates.ca/2015/02/20/a-future-vision-for-oer-and-online-learning/


Adopting OER is Better for Everyone Involved (David Wiley, iterating toward openness) -- http://opencontent.org/blog/archives/3743


Moving Beyond the Textbook (Andrew Marcinec, Edutopia) -- http://www.edutopia.org//blog/moving-beyond-the-textbook-andrew-marcinek


What David Wiley Gets Wrong About Textbook Publishers and How it Can Hurt OER's Growth (Nick Carbone, Odds and Ends) -- http://ncarbone.blogspot.com/2014/11/what-david-wiley-gets-wrong-about.html




Significant milestone, First national study of OER adoption (Phil Hill, e-Literate) -- http://mfeldstein.com/significant-milestone-first-national-study-oer-adoption/


Pedagogy

The UnTextbook as a Path to Open Pedagogy -- https://nextthought.com/thoughts/open-roads/the-untextbook-as-a-path-to-open-pedagogy

Price College of Business Technology Teach-in -- http://adamcroom.com/2015/03/price-college-of-business-technology-teach-in/

Where is St. Patrick to drive the textbooks from the schools? (Doug Johnson, The Blue Skunk Blog) -- http://doug-johnson.squarespace.com/blue-skunk-blog/2015/3/17/where-is-st-patrick-to-drive-the-textbooks-from-the-schools.html

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