Is unbundling coming for our textbooks?

Is unbundling coming for our textbooks?

Reported by EdSurge, start-up Argos Education is building an open-source system called Sojourner that allows institutions and instructors to both aggregate a la carte teaching materials for their courses more easily, and also sell the same ones they themselves create.

The takeaway? What will the market demand for open source courseware be? And will the average instructor’s desire to a la carte their course design be more powerful than the simplicity head start a textbook already provides? And even if this model is proven, will textbook companies have too much a head start here already to lose their current position?

May you continue to fight the good enrollment growth fight at your institution today, and we’ll see you again tomorrow.

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Eric Olsen

Eric brings more than a decade of award-winning creative brand development, marketing analytics and higher education experience to Helix Education. Eric is a graduate of Bradley University and earned his MBA at Lewis University.