A business model for free content

In a comment on an earlier post, I said I would try to blog about Flat World Knowledge and their business model soon. Here’s a 20-minute video that goes over this business model which allows textbooks to be free but still provides compensation to authors.

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Again: Free textbooks can be done; it just requires a different approach than the one we’re used to.

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7 responses to “A business model for free content

  1. I think there’s a flaw in the reasoning that free textbooks are the answer to what ails us. We’ve been using textbooks to teach math for 100 years with almost no appreciable rise in student learning (success) rates. Maybe it’s time we tried something completely different?

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