Saturday, December 4, 2010

EDUCAUSE Now - #22 - 1) The E-Textbook Conundrum

Created by Gerry Bayne (EDUCAUSE) on December 10, 2009

This month we talk about a looming problem with e-textbook costs and content, find out about the upcoming ELI Meeting, and check in with the EDUCAUSE Policy Office. EDUCAUSE Now is a monthly podcast, focusing on the intelligent use of information technology in higher education. Join hosts Gerry Bayne and Colleen Luckett for this informative podcast.

The E-Textbook Conundrum  (:59–8:04)

The e-textbook revolution has been anticipated by campuses to help lower costs for students, add flexibility for instructors, and further engage leaners. But as the technology promises more interactive, lower cost content and print textbook prices continue to soar, what’s holding up the switch?  EDUCAUSE Now spoke with three higher ed professionals about the controversy surrounding this very topic :
  • Darla Runyon, Asst. Director and Curriculum Design Specialist, CITE at Northwestern Missouri State University
  • Robin Schulze, English Department Head at the Pennsylvania State University
  • Paul Musket, Assoc. Director, University Bookstore at the University of Missouri
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