What Users are Saying
Dr. Linda Lacy, President/Superintendent Cerritos College
"We are seeing the positive impact of open textbooks. For one course, retention increased 10 to 15 percent and the GPA improved as well. For an educator, it doesn’t get any better than that.”
Colleen Kirk, an adjunct professor of business at Mercy College
"I chose Flat World primarily because it gave me the opportunity to customize a textbook quickly and easily at a low cost to my students. This class was a basic economic concepts and current issues class, and a full economics textbook would have been too much material, too difficult for students to comprehend, and too costly. Flat World's solution enabled me to choose only the few chapters the course needed, and permitted the students to acquire them in the manner they wished."
Terribeth Gordon-Moore, assistant dean, University of Toledo’s College of Business Administration
"It helps us all around: the delivery, the consistency, the assessment. It allows faculty to stay relevant and current."
Dr. Laurie Schatzberg, Anderson School of Management, University of New Mexico
"The content is current, sound and well-written. My students like the hyperlinked text and quick access to related materials."
John Gallaugher, Associate Professor of Information Systems, Boston College and author of Information Systems: A Manager’s Guide to Harnessing Technology
"This is the future. For less than the cost of dinner and dessert at Applebee’s, you can get in print what you used to have to pay $180 for."
Steve Barkan, Professor and Chair of the Department of Sociology at the University of Maine, and author of Sociology: Understanding and Changing the Social World
"A major reason I decided to write an open textbook is that increasingly my students couldn’t afford to buy their books. From an author’s perspective, there’s an incredibly high-quality review and development process that’s been a real plus. And I stand to be well-compensated."