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IJEEEE 2013 Vol.3(1): 51-56 ISSN: 2010-3654
DOI: 10.7763/IJEEEE.2013.V3.192

Strategies for Implementing the Adoption of Open Textbooks Initiatives: State of the Art Review

Virginia Rodés, Carlos Rodríguez-Solano, Jorge Maturana, Yosly Hernández Bielukas, Ernesto Cuadros-Vargas, and Manuel Podetti
Abstract— Open textbook initiatives have appeared as an alternative to traditional publishing aiming at the production of non-copyrighted educational resources. In this paper we review some cases which used different strategies favoring the adoption of open textbook initiatives. These strategies were conceptually linked with the notion of innovation adoption, framed in models of social diffusion of innovations. In addition, the major dimensions inherent to these strategies, are identified and extracted from such review.

Index Terms— Educational resources, open textbook initiatives, strategies.

Virginia Rodés and Manuel Podetti are with Universidad de la República, Uruguay (e-mail: virginia.rodes@cse.edu.uy, mpodetti@cse.edu.uy). Carlos Rodríguez-Solano -mail: carlos.solano@uah.es). Jorge Maturana is with Universidad Austral de Chile, Chile (e-mail: jorge.maturana@inf.uach.cl).
Yosly Hernández Bielukas is with Universidad Central de Venezuela, (UCV),Caracas, Venezuela (email: yosly.hernandez@ciens.ucv.ve)
Ernesto Cuadros-Vargas is with Universidad Católica San Pablo (UCSP), Arequipa, Perú (e-mail: ecuadros@ucsp.edu.pe).

Cite: Virginia Rodés, Carlos Rodríguez-Solano, Jorge Maturana, Yosly Hernández Bielukas, Ernesto Cuadros-Vargas, and Manuel Podetti, " Strategies for Implementing the Adoption of Open Textbooks Initiatives: State of the Art Review,"International Journal of e-Education, e-Business, e-Management and e-Learning vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 51-56, 2013.

General Information

ISSN: 2010-3654 (Online)
Abbreviated Title: Int. J. e-Educ. e-Bus. e-Manag. e-Learn.
Frequency: Quarterly
Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Kuan-Chou Chen
Executive Editor: Ms. Nancy Lau
Abstracting/ Indexing: EBSCO, Google Scholar, Electronic Journals Library, QUALIS, ProQuest, EI (INSPEC, IET)
E-mail: ijeeee@iap.org
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