Saturday, January 5, 2013

International HETL Conference 2013 > Digital Textbooks Roundtable > January 14 2013

The University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida  > January 13-15 2013

Session E: 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. Roundtable Presentations

E8: Digital Textbooks

Business Students’ Learning Engagement as a Function of Reading Assigned E-Textbooks

  • Pat Maxwell, Susan Stites-Doe, and Kari Smoker (The College at Brockport State University of New York)

Teaching Quantitative Methods to Business and Soft Science Students by Using Interactive Workbook Courseware

  • Dan G. DuPort (European Business Schools) 

Transforming Learning Spaces with Digital Textbooks

  • Aimee M. deNoyelles and Ryan Seilhamer (University of Central Florida)



ELI 2013 > The Professor as Digital Author and Publisher: Creating and Delivering E-Textbooks with iBooks Author and iTunesU > February 4 2013

Date: February 4 2013 > Time: 3:45 PM - 4:30 PM MT

The method of delivery can be as compelling as the content itself. This session will guide participants through the process of creating interactive content for undergraduate/graduate students via iPad and iTunesU, including demos of courses previously taught. Using iBook Author, textbooks are developed from faculty content using instructional assets such as text, photos / graphics, presentations (slides), audio/music and video. The organization of these assets into chapters and pages provides for a familiar metaphor for faculty and students alike that is immersive and interactive. Deploying these texts to iPads is accomplished via the iTunesU app and web-based backend.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Experience hands-on opportunities to work with iBooks Author to create content for the iPad 
  • Learn the most helpful software tools and resources for iPad based e-textbook creation and delivery 
  • Experience and understand best practices for e-textbook development and their use in teaching undergraduate and graduate students 
  • Get free digital resources to use in your efforts with e-textbook development at your institutions 
  • Begin to make individual decisions regarding the adoption and adaption of e-textbook development and deployment in your content area


Todd Jensen, Learning Spaces Coordinator, University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Brian Moore, Associate Professor of Music Education , University of Nebraska - Lincoln

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ELI 2013 > Seminar 02A > e-Textbooks: How Use Multi-Institutional Approach To Evaluate New Academic Technology Initiatives > February 4 2013

In 2012, EDUCAUSE and Internet2 sponsored an initiative to pilot the use of e-textbooks at several universities. A key component of the pilot was to develop a research initiative to evaluate e-textbooks for teaching and learning. This seminar explores how a collaborative multi-university research approach was developed, challenges in designing a research project for emerging academic technologies, and promising practices for building a successful research consortium. Methods, instruments, and results from the pilots will also be shared. Participants will have an opportunity, using one of their own projects, to outline the key elements needed to build an inter-institutional research approach.

Date > Feb 4th, 2013 / Time >  8:00 AM - 11:00 AM MT


Robert Rubinyi, Director, Office of eLearning , University of Minnesota

Clare van den Blink, Director, Academic Technologies , Cornell University

Note: Separate Registration Required

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Friday, January 4, 2013

CIS 2013 > Dewey To Digital: Expectations Vs. Experience

Date: Thursday, January 10  / 11:15 am - 12:15 pm

Location: N256

Speakers: Cable Green , Joann Spyker , Matt MacInnis , Vineet Madan


What's the status of the "ever-arriving" digital revolution in textbooks? What keeps digital content and books from being transformative forces in education? Cost? Features? Functionality? Reluctant students or faculty? What will it take for digital content to achieve its great expectations?

Track: HigherEdTECH

Cable Green, Director, Global Learning. The Creative Commons

Joann Spyker , Vice President, Sales and Higher Education, Copia Interactive LLC.

Matt MacInnis, CEO and Founder. Inkling

Vineet Madan, Senior Vice President, New Ventures & Strategic Services, McGraw-Hill Education



Thursday, January 3, 2013

CIL 2013 > E205 > Open Educational Resources and the Open Web

Tuesday, April 9, 2013 > 4:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Heather Braum, Digital and Technical Services Librarian, Northeast Kansas Library System, Lawrence, Kansas

Gary Price, INFODocket and FullTextReports, Washington, D.C.

Join two experts on the vital subject of finding free educational resources online. First, Heather Braum discusses open educational resources, a rising trend in classrooms, in libraries, and in DIY education circles. Learn how you can make the move from traditional textbooks and classroom resources and discover the what OER has to offer your library, school, and community. Then, hear veteran web resource locator Gary Price discuss discovery and finding tools, techniques, and even the necessary mindset you need to unearth the best digital content for education—so you can serve up just what’s needed for that social studies class, just when it’s needed.



Wednesday, January 2, 2013

A/V Now Available > OpenEd 2009 > Open Textbook Panel > August 2009

  • Murugan Pal, CK12 Foundation
  • Eric Frank, Flat World Knowledge
  • Cable Green, WA State Board for Community and Technical Colleges
  • Barbara Illowsky, De Anza College
  • Steve Acker, Ohio State University
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Duration = ~ 60 Minutes