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The Florida Distance Learning Consortium held a one-day symposium on institution and state level digital textbook initiatives, examining national trends and prevailing models for both publisher digital textbooks and open textbooks. Faculty, policymakers, and experts from across the country described their digital textbook programs, policies, results, and best practices. Two panel discussion followed the presentations. The first, the Publisher Voice panel, included digital textbook providers and an open textbook provider. The second, Comparing Pathways, included the speakers from state systems and institutions that have established digital textbook programs.

PRESENTERS:

Steve Acker, Research Director, eTextOhio Project
The Ohio Digital Bookshelf: State-Level Strategies

Miklós Bóna, Professor of Mathematics, University of Florida
The Online Calculus Initiative at the University of Florida

Tom Caswell, Open Education Policy Associate, Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges
Open Policy in Washington State: How We Got to the Open Course Library and Where We Go From Here

Rhonda M. Epper, Assistant Provost for the Colorado Community College System
Colorado Community College System Digital Textbook Program

Ben Graydon, Assistant Professor of English, Daytona State College
Digital Textbooks: An English Faculty Perspective

Diane Harley, Senior Researcher - Center for Studies in Higher Education, UC Berkeley
Keynote Speaker
Open and Affordable Textbooks: Incentives and Barriers to Their Use and Creation by Faculty

Nik Osborne, J.D. , eTexts Faculty Liaison, Indiana University
The eTexts Experience @ IU

Brad Wheeler, Vice President for Information Technology & CIO, Indiana University
eTexts @ IU: Co-Creating the Path to Digital (+print)

Publisher Voice: Digital Course Materials – The Licensing of e-Textbooks and Open Textbooks 
Panel Video

Panelists:

  • Meredith Babb, Director, University Press of Florida
  • Tim Baldwin, Vice President, Cengage
  • Sean Devine, CEO, CourseSmart
  • Dan Bartell, Vice President, Pearson
  • Michael (Mickey) Levitan, CEO, Courseload
  • Tom Malek, Vice President, McGraw-Hill

Panel Moderator: Brad Wheeler, Vice President for Information Technology & CIO, Indiana University

Panelists representing commercial publishers, value added textbook distributors, and a university press discussed the various licensing agreements they have implemented or considered. Enrollment models—in which every student in a class pays a fee—offer vendors assurance of greater volume and consequently lower prices for new textbooks, whereas optional models allow students to rent or buy used books. The panel explored innovative approaches to supplying content, including open content, and models for institution and statewide licensing arrangements with publishers and vendors for the purchase of textbooks.

Comparing Pathways: Support and Sustainability of Models

Panel Video Part 1; Panel Video Part 2

Panelists:

  • Stephen R. Acker, Research Director, Ohio Digital Bookshelf Project 
  • Tom Caswell, Open Education Policy Associate, Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges 
  • Rhonda Epper, Assistant Provost for the Colorado Community College System 
  • Diane Harley, Senior Researcher, Center for Studies in Higher Education, UC Berkeley 
  • Brad Wheeler, Vice President for Information Technology & CIO, Indiana University 

Panel Moderator: Tom Cavanaugh, Assistant Vice President, University of Central Florida

Developing and implementing a successful digital or open textbook strategy can provide enormous benefit for students. However, implementation is not always easy and involves many issues. Digital and open textbooks can successfully support teaching and learning while reducing costs if best practices are applied to the process. The panel of educators involved in open and digital textbook initiatives discussed techniques that facilitate the adoption of digital and open textbooks in practice.

This symposium was funded through the Open Access Textbooks Project, a project funded through a grant from the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE),  Grant No. P116Y090040.

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