How are textbooks used by academics and students – and how much do they cost? David Kernohan and Vivien Rolfe introduce the UK Open Textbook project.
Dr Vivien Rolfe is a National Teaching Fellow and Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and has been involved in developing staff digital learning and teaching practices for around 10 years in three universities. Her practice and research centres on open educational resources in science, and she is co-chair of the 2018 UK OER conference, to be held in Bristol. Her current projects include the history of open and the UK Open Textbook Project (UKOpenTextbooks.org).
Vivien writes in a personal capacity.