Only 3% of students in Kaleidoscope study believed open textbooks are inferior in quality

Type: Evidence | Hypothesis: Student impact | Sector: | Country:

The Kaleidoscope project implemented open textbooks for several thousand students between 2011 and 2012. This was in response to the perception that textbook costs were a barrier to student success, but also with the aspiration of building a community that could collaboratively build, evaluate and iteratively improve an open curriculum.

Upon evaluation, leaners overwhelmingly though that the open materials were at least as good as proprietary textbooks (97%) with 41% stating that the quality of the open version was in fact superior.

See slide 44 of the presentation by Ronda Dorsey.

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