Sunday, March 13, 2011

The Future of e-Textbooks: A Symposium On The Influence Of e-Textbooks On Academic Life

"The Future of E-textbooks" will consider various questions about teaching, learning, and technology, as well as the economics and future business models of the e-textbook market. Organizers say the arrival of Smart Boards, personal computers, and wireless printers has begun to change the way that students interact with faculty and academic content. In addition, the recent arrival of e-readers, tablet PCs, and smart phones may bring with it the end of printed textbooks.


The symposium will also feature a panel discussion with U-M faculty instructors doing innovative work with electronic course materials, and another with a group of U-M students who are participating in an e-textbook pilot project in one of their courses.




March 18 2011 / Friday / 9:00AM - 4:00PM
University of Michigan - Central Campus
Palmer Commons
917 Church Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

>>> Refreshments and lunch provided by Elsevier >>>


Bryan Skib, Associate University Librarian for Collections, University of Michigan Library & Suzanne BeDell, Managing Director for Science & Technology Books, Elsevier: Welcome & Opening Remarks

Maria Bonn, Associate University Librarian for Publishing, University of Michigan Library: Responding to the Changing Textbook Terrain at the University of Michigan

Stephen Acker, Associate Professor, Ohio State University | Research Director, eTextOhio Project: Avoiding the Tragedy of the Commons: Creating new business models for digital textbook delivery that serve publisher, librarian, bookstore, faculty and student requirements

Natsuko Nicholls, Research Area Specialist Associate, MPublishing, University of Michigan Library: Michigan Textbook Study and Pilot: A Research Perspective

Ken Brooks, Senior Vice President, Global Production and Manufacturing Services, Cengage Learning: The New Textbook: Moving Beyond Paper

Rafael Sidi, Vice President, Product Management for ScienceDirect, Elsevier: There's an App for That!  Empowering the Community for Better Outcomes

Panel Discussions

University of Michigan Faculty/Instructor Panel

Moderated by Scott Dennis, Humanities Librarian and Coordinator, Core Electronic Resources at the University Library

Join us for a discussion with three instructors at UM doing innovative work with electronic course materials.  

Learn how they developed their own course textbooks, incorporate electronic texts into the curriculum and their vision for e-textbooks.

Tim McKay, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Physics
Brenda Gunderson, Senior Lecturer, Department of Statistics
Chris Gerben, Graduate Student Instructor / Graduate Teaching Consultant, Department of English Language and Literature

University of Michigan Student Panel

Moderated by Jennifer Green, Manager of SAND, Government Information & Maps at the University Library

Current UM students will talk about their use of e-textbooks for courses, including their likes and dislikes, as well as their perspective on what would make e-textbooks viable in the future.



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