Open Textbook Publishing Programs at Australian Universities: Results from a National Survey

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Rowling, Samara. 2022. "Open Textbook Publishing Programs at Australian Universities: Results from a National Survey." 2022 CAUL Enabling a Modern Curriculum Conference. Online
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Open Textbook Publishing Programs at Australian Universities:
Results from a National Survey

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AuthorRowling, Samara
Year2022
Web Address (URL) of Paperhttps://caul.eventsair.com/emc2022/full-program
Conference/Event2022 CAUL Enabling a Modern Curriculum Conference
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2022 CAUL Enabling a Modern Curriculum Conference
Event Location
Online
Abstract

Studies show university students struggle to afford textbooks, which can lead them to go hungry or withdraw altogether. Universities are addressing this problem by adopting, adapting and publishing openly licensed or 'open' textbooks in an attempt to increase participation and improve student outcomes.

Little academic research has been conducted on open textbook publishing at Australian universities. Most existing research on open textbook publishing focuses on the international context, where differences in funding and legislation affect not only how, but the extent to which this publishing work is undertaken.

For my Editing and Publishing Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) research project, I am conducting the first national study of open textbook publishing programs at Australian universities. In February 2022, I ran a mixed methods online research survey of open textbook publishing practices and experiences at 30 Australian universities. In this presentation, I will share some of the results of this survey, including emerging trends in funding, staffing, infrastructure and professional development for open textbook publishing in Australia.

Keywordsopen textbooks, publishing, universities, Australia
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020461007. Open access
369999. Other creative arts and writing not elsewhere classified
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Byline AffiliationsUniversity of Southern Queensland
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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