Tuesday, April 5, 2011

ELI Web Seminar > Textbook Affordability: Emerging Solutions in Ohio | April 4 2011

Over the past few years, we've seen a growing interest in electronic educational resources and a move toward digital textbooks as a way to help a financially distressed higher education. During this webinar, we'll discuss why textbook costs have skyrocketed; how textbook costs impact students, faculty, and institutions; and current initiatives by the University System of Ohio to address textbook affordability and learning outcomes. We'll also discuss what defines open educational resources and open textbooks and how they can reduce costs by up to 80 percent while increasing quality and accessibility.


Darlene McCoy / Associate Vice Chancellor > Division of Affordability and Efficiency > University System of Ohio
Steve Acker / Research Director > Ohio Digital Bookshelf Project
Eric Frank / President and Co-Founder > Flat World Knowledge
Shu Schiller / Assistant Professor of Information Systems  > Wright State University

Malcolm Brown, EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative director, and Veronica Diaz, ELI associate director, will moderate this webinar.

Links To Source And PPTs And Recording Available At


Note:  Steve Acker presentation PPT "Digital Textbooks/Learning Materials The Ohio Strategic Summit" includes topics for the Digital Bookstore Summit | April 26 2011 | Columbus, Ohio | http://bit.ly/gm3PxS

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