Proprietary vs. Open: The Future of Textbooks and Courseware

Thursday, February 04 | 9:30AM–10:15AM | Republic, Fourth Floor
Session Type: Professional Development
What does the future hold for textbooks and courseware? Traditional publishers are a mainstay of education. Yet amid concerns that the rising cost of course materials hinders student success, advocates of open educational resources argue that it's a better and inevitable alternative to traditional textbooks. This lively debate invites leading voices from both sides to square off on the future of textbooks and courseware and their impact on the educational experience.

OUTCOMES: Understand market forces driving change in textbooks and courseware * Understand commercial publishers' strategies and approaches to next-gen educational content * Learn about the role OER may play in the future


  • Phil Hill

    Partner, Phil Hill & Associates LLC
  • David Wiley

    Chief Academic Officer, Lumen Learning