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) --

How Much do College Students Actually pay for Textbooks? (Phil Hill, e-Literate)  --

What I Got Wrong (and Right) about Digital Learning Materials Back in 2012 (Rob Reynolds, NextThought) --

The Death of Textbooks (Terrance Ross, The Atlantic) --

About that Impending Amazon-Apple Digital Textbook War --

Why Johnny doesn’t like e-textbooks (Joe Wikert, Joe Wikert’s Digital Content Strategies) --

Moving Beyond Textbooks (Vineet Madan, EDUKWEST) --

Amazon Launches Kindle Textbook to Compete with iBooks Author (Lura Hazard Owen, GigaOM) --

What’s Next for E-textbooks? (Dian Schaffhauser, Campus Technology) --

Textbook Publishers’ Changing Product Strategies (Sean Wakely, Academic Author Advisers) --

A Weird but True Fact about Publishers and OER (Michael Feldstein, e-Literate) --

Open Textbooks and Other Textbook Alternatives

Copyright and Open Textbooks: The Case of Boundless (Rick Anderson, the scholarly kitchen) --

The Pin the Popped the Textbook Bubble -- Open (David Wiley, iterating toward openness) --

A future vision for OER and online learning (Tony Bates, Teaching in a Digital Age) --

Adopting OER is Better for Everyone Involved (David Wiley, iterating toward openness) --

Moving Beyond the Textbook (Andrew Marcinec, Edutopia) --

What David Wiley Gets Wrong About Textbook Publishers and How it Can Hurt OER's Growth (Nick Carbone, Odds and Ends) --

Significant milestone, First national study of OER adoption (Phil Hill, e-Literate) --


The UnTextbook as a Path to Open Pedagogy --

Price College of Business Technology Teach-in --

Where is St. Patrick to drive the textbooks from the schools? (Doug Johnson, The Blue Skunk Blog) --

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