Saturday, April 7, 2012

Campus Technology 2012 > Digital Textbooks



T07 > Valuing eTexbooks: Business Students Report on Their Use of eTexts


7/17/2012 > 11:15 am - 12:15 pm > Prerequisite: None


Jennifer Little > MLS / Coordinator Library Instruction / The College at Brockport (SUNY) ;  Pat Maxwell > Systems Librarian / The College at Brockport ;  Susan Stites-Doe > Ph.D. /  Professor, Business Economics / The College at Brockport


A series of longitudinal studies explored student attitudes towards eTextbooks and reported on experience reading a course textbook in digital format. Students in both online and traditional classes accessed the eTextbooks with their personal laptops, Kindles, iPads, and smart phones. Findings show that 65 percent of students are likely to purchase another eTextbook; cost savings is the most compelling reason. The presenters will describe student preferences, dislikes, and recommendations.


Source http://bit.ly/Hm9Gch


W27 > eTextbook Use by Faculty and Students in a Small Liberal Arts University


7/18/2012 > 3:45 pm - 4:45 pm > Prerequisite: None


John Lewis >  J.D. / Digital Services Librarian / Salve Regina University ;  Arlene Nicholas > Ph.D. / Assistant Professor / Salve Regina University


The high cost of education includes the rising costs of college textbooks. The presenters will examine the benefits and limitations of eTextbooks as well as the attitudes of faculty and students toward using this less expensive technological alternative. Current trends will be explored, including the satisfaction of students using open access eTextbooks. This session will also explore how students utilize their textbooks and whether any problems outweigh the benefits of an eTextbook.


Source > http://bit.ly/Iou5wN


TH32 > Shifting Sand: Serving Students on Course Materials in a Changing World


07/19/2012 > 8:30 am - 9:30 am > Prerequisite: None


Mike Robinson >  Director of IT / Auburn University ; Chad Stith > Platform Advocate / Bookrenter ; Russel Weldon > Director of Course Materials / Auburn University


Auburn is leading in its approach to educational materials. Realizing that the students of today value choice and service above all else, Auburn has developed a program that features traditional new and used textbook options along side one of the most successful textbook rental and digital offerings. Auburn’s approach allows it to draw more students back to campus for materials and learn more about what it takes to offer and support a cutting-edge course materials program for all students.


Source > http://bit.ly/HvIcE6


TH37 > Integrating Student Response System, Note-Taking Tools, and Assessment with eTextbooks


07/19/2012 > 9:45 am - 10:45 am > Prerequisite: None


Jason Aubrey > B.A. / Director of Sales / LectureTools Inc. ;  Perry Samson > Ph.D. / Professor / University of Michigan


This presentation reports improvements in student engagement and acceptance of online textbooks afforded with integration of in-class student response, note taking, inquiry, and assessment tools with eTextbooks. Students report that they feel far more engaged than in similar classes that do not use these online tools. Moreover, the linkage between classroom activities and eTextbooks drives student purchases of eTextbooks to around 60 percent, far higher than in courses without integration.


Source > http://bit.ly/IdyPL2

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