Archive for December, 2009

Not sure that anyone will want to read this; however, if you’re researching the influence of free digital books on print sales the review of literature may be helpful to you. Below is a version of the first two chapters of my dissertation. I’ve had to take out a few parts because some of the […]

Creative Commons Christmas Book

This past year I wrote a book about how to get more of the true meaning of Christmas in our lives at Christmas time. Unfortunately, the way things worked out it was not published this year; however, the publisher has graciously made a free electronic copy of it available (site registration required). Even better they […]

I took a brief vacation from blogging, but still wanted to mention a special issue of The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning. The issue is focused on “Openness and the Future of Higher Education.” I was happy to be a guest editor of this issue along with David Wiley. I learned […]

As the download project at is winding down, I’m please to report that over 100,000 books have been downloaded. I expect soon to have more information on the sales of these books so that we can measure whether the free downloads had any impact on sales. In a future study it would be very […]