Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Flat World Knowledge launches innovative intern program
"Flat World Knowledge has announced the launch of an innovative campus internship program that gives college students - those most affected by skyrocketing textbook prices - an active role in impacting the way faculty think about textbooks. Like its disruptive business model aimed at revolutionizing the college textbook market, Flat World is taking a counter approach to the usual adversarial relationship between textbook publishers and college students. The company's open publishing license and online platform enable students to access its books for free online, or purchase low-cost print-on-demand, audio and downloadable versions, and study aids at a fraction of the cost of traditional textbooks. Faculty can choose to use the books as-is or customize the content"