Non-Traditional is the New Norm

Jul 17

Non-Traditional is the New Norm

Taylor Swift, outdated pencil sharpeners, and the future of higher education: some thoughts from Flat World's CEO.

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#WhatWouldYouBuy

Oct 28

#WhatWouldYouBuy

Share| Flat World Facebook Page Since 2007, Flat World has saved students more than $401 million on textbooks. Flat World publishes high-quality and affordable college textbooks, as well as provides an online platform that allows professors and institutions to customize the texts to match their courses. The average price of a college textbook has skyrocketed to...

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Competencies and Higher Education: Feeling a Shift?

Aug 19

Competencies and Higher Education: Feeling a Shift?

Share|As we prepare for the Back to College rush and another exciting year ahead for Flat World, I wanted to share an interesting post that I came across the other day. In Change is Coming to Higher-Ed, Avi Snyder points out that “with tuition skyrocketing, competency-based education has garnered greater attention.”  I couldn’t agree more.   He...

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What We Ship to Bookstores: New for August 2013!

Aug 14

What do college bookstores dislike? 1) Not having enough product. 2) Accidentally ordering the wrong product. The returns, the rush orders...the agony! We feel their pain. That's why we made a big change for August 2013.

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College Instructors: Start Your Class Off Right

Aug 12

College Instructors: Start Your Class Off Right

Hard to believe the first day of class is quickly approaching (and for some, it has already begun!) The first day is the best day to create an open environment for learning and a climate of trust, and to establish your credibility. Here are some quick tips.

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1776 DC and Co-working Environments

Jun 07

1776 DC and Co-working Environments

Share|On a muggy D.C. evening last month, some 400 people packed into on open space working loft to hear Jeff Sellingo, editor at large for The Chronicle of Higher Education, talk about his new book, “College Unbound”.  The crowd was a mix of educators, government officials, and entrepreneurs.  Some came to hear Mr. Selingo’s thoughts on the future of higher...

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TEDxCLE Author Talk: Mental Health in the Age of Violence

May 13

TEDxCLE Author Talk: Mental Health in the Age of Violence

Share|Inspired to action by the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in late 2012, Elliott Ingersoll, author of Flat World’s upcoming Personality textbook, knew he had to speak out.  In his honest TEDxCLE talk entitled “Mental Health in the Age of Violence: From Pushing Pills to Counseling Skills,” he discusses how we cannot find mental health...

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