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Higher Ed Hero Webinar - July 21, 2011 http://www.higheredhero.com/1QF/0

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  • Transforming American Education: Learning Powered by Technology http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/os/technology/netp.pdf Part of the National Technology Plan http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/os/technology/plan/200 4/site/edlite-default.html
  • Textbook Facts vs. Rhetoric by the Association of American Publishers, Inc. http://www.publishers.org/main/HigherEducation/attachments/Textbook_20Facts_20Versus_20Rhetoric_20April_202006.pdf
  • Textbook Facts vs. Rhetoric by the Association of American Publishers, Inc. http://www.publishers.org/main/HigherEducation/attachments/Textbook_20Facts_20Versus_20Rhetoric_20April_202006.pdf
  • Research and Markets: the US Book Publishing Industry Consists of about 2,600 Companies with Combined Annual Revenue of about $27 Billion http://www.businesswire.com/portal/site/home/permalink/?ndmViewId=news_view&newsId=20100506006043&newsLang=en
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Digital Textbooks: Needs Assessment & Implementation on Campus Digital Textbooks: Needs Assessment & Implementation on Campus Presentation Transcript

  • iPad & E-Readers: Tips to Implement Digital Textbooks on Campus
    • Higher Ed Hero Webinar
    • July 21, 2011
    • Laura Pasquini
  • About the Author
    • Laura Pasquini - Learning Technologies Department, University of North Texas
  • Author’s Dedication
    • This Webinar is dedicated to the digital evolution and changing landscape in higher education.
  • Acknowledgements
    • What are some of your concerns about digital textbooks & e-books on campus?
        • Learning application
        • Usability for students
        • Limited selection
        • Cost of the initiative
        • Partnerships with campus publishers
  • Table of Contents
    • Digital Textbooks in Higher Education
    • The Tools: E-Readers, E-Books & Applications
    • Needs Assessment & Implementation Tips
    • Case Study: The Connected Campus
    • Future Thought s
  • The Digital Campus Photo c/o lockhaven on Flickr
  • Textbooks for Learning: Why?
    • Limited in-class time to cover material
    • Compliment the lecture topic
    • Provide academic rigor for course
    • Prepare students for career
    • Excellent learning resources
    • Other
  •  
  • Winston Churchill
    • “ There is nothing wrong with change, if it is in the right direction.”
  • Changes in Higher Education
    • Evolution of digital literacy
    • Shared educational resources
    • Dynamic course content
    • New methods for instruction
    • Customizing education & learning
    • Online & blended-learning
  • Online & Digital Learning Models
  • E-Books & E-Readers Are Just…
  • Is Your Campus Ready? HOW are learning materials & textbooks purchased at your campus?
  • Textbooks: Facts vs. Rhetoric
    • Not many new teaching technologies & solutions in higher education publications
    • Textbooks = large amount of educational cost
    • Limited information on publishing products & prices
    • Incredible number of options in all price ranges
    • Separate textbooks & materials are costly
    • Need to have the latest information & materials
    Association of American Publishers, 2006
  • 5 Year Digital Textbook Projection Digital Textbook Sales by Explana
  • Supply & Demand
    • 150, 000 NEW books are published in the US every year
    • Major publishers & university presses publish 40, 000
    • Book demand driven
      • Demographics
      • Economic Cycles
      • Product Development & Marketing
      • Types of Publications
  •  
  • Starting Questions:
    • What is the learning concern?
    • Can technology solve it?
    • What resources are currently on campus?
    • How will you conduct a needs assessment?
    • When will you pilot this technology?
    • Where will you go for help/support?
  • Develop A Plan
    • Steps for planning:
        • goal setting
        • learning outcomes
        • resource allocation
        • development
        • piloting
        • evaluation/review 
  • How To Get Started…
  • Conduct a Needs Assessment Micro Level:   Assessing use and needs of e-books & e-readers for learners at a local/departmental level Macro Level: Assessing use and need of e-books & e-readers from an institutional level perspective Assessment
  • The Micro Level
  • Know Your Audience
  • An Example from My Campus
    • Are students ready for E-Books & E-Readers?
        • Assess the digital literacy on your campus!!!
  • Our Learners
  • Questions to Think About…
    • How do students best learn with digital materials?
    • How do E-Books shape curriculum?
    • Are E-Books truly more accessible?
    • What is the learning curve for this new medium?
    • How will we measure success/failure of E-Books?
  • The Macro Level
  • Performance Analysis
  • Selecting Learning Material
    • Language
    • Information Culture
    • Learners’ Viewpoint
    • Accessibility
    • Effectiveness
    • Curriculum
    Photo c/o jisc_infonet on Flickr
  •  
  • Research The Tools Photo c/o Tonie on Flickr
  • The History of e-Books HistoryofScience.com
  • Textbooks in the Future? By Vicky Woodward
  • The Evolution of the Bookshelf
    • Portable
    • Accessible
    • Inexpensive
    • Easy to share
    • Convenient
    • Relevant (?)
  • The E-Book & E-Reader Effect
    • Inexpensive
    • Quick adoption
    • Vivid examples
    • New Curriculum
    • E-literacy Issues
    • EdTech Trends in Higher Ed
    Photo c/o ANVRecife on Flickr
  •  
  • Breaking Ground
    • Social Networking Added to Reading Electronic Books ~June 12, 2010
    • E-Books Outsell Physical Books at Amazon.com ~July 19, 2010
    • 1 st Traditional Humanities Journal to Try “Open” Peer Review ~July 26, 2010
    • More campus publishers are developing digital options for learning.
    HistoryofScience.com
  • The eReader Contenders Nook, Sony Reader, Kindle & iPad... and MORE!!!
  • Popular eReaders
    • Kindle http://kindle.amazon.com/
    • iPad http://www.apple.com/ipad/
    • Nook http://bit.ly/3a8PDo
    • Sony E-Reader http://bit.ly/U8Nq7
    • Kno http://www.kno.com
    • iriver http://www.iriver.com
  • Tablets & Smartphones There’s an app for that.
  • Online Space & Retrieval
    • Kindle App
    • iBooks
    • Amazon Cloud
    • Virtual Labs/Libraries
    • In the Cloud storage
    • Social Bookmarks, highlights & sharing
  • The New Textbook Experience
  •  
  • Brainstorm & Development
  • Survey & Record
    • Online shared workspace
    • Draft ideas & suggestions
    • Survey – faculty, staff, students (stakeholders)
    • Project management & updates
    • Collaborate & share
  • Learning Development Cycle
  • e-Learning Development Cycle
  • Customize Textbooks
    • Free
    • Affordable
    • Open
    • Customizable
    • http://www.flatworldknowledge.com/
    • Browse the Flatworld Knowledge Catalog: http://www.flatworldknowledge.com/ catalog
  • eTextbook Publishers
    • McGraw-Hill Digital Products http://mpss.mhhe.com/products.php
    • Pearson | Higher Education http://bit.ly/n54jjB
    • CourseSmart http://instructors.coursesmart.com/
    • O'Reilly Media - Technology Books, Tech Conferences, IT Courses, News http://oreil.ly/oMCSHi
    • Connexions Project http://cnx.org/
    • Xplana eBooks http://bit.ly/q8XDO1
    • Others: http://www.ebookcrossroads.com/epublishers.html
  •  
  • Case Study: Seton Hill
  •  
  • Measurement & Assessment
    • Reaction : Did they like it?
    • Usability : Did they use it? How? Easy?
    • Behavior : Is there a changed behavior? Difference in learning provision? Student reaction?
    • Results : Is there an overall learning benefit?
  • Seton Hill: Technology Advantage?
    • Reaction : Yes
    • Usability : Sure. But was it for everyone?
    • Behavior : Tech tool vs. learning tool. Is there a difference?
    • Results : Overall reaction & lessons learned.
  •  
  • Evolution of Tech & Learners
    • Encourage open collaboration
    • Ask more from each student
    • Use technology to customize resources
    • Maintain high quality learning curriculum
    • Connect students to authentic experiences
    • Continue to search, evolve & learn
  • Concerns & Challenges
    • Digital Rights Management ( DRM) - prevents copying of text or printing of text or, in some cases, reading the text on a different device, e.g. Adobe Digital Edition PDFs seem to lock your content to the device it was registered to.
    • Study Skills - Not being able to copy text or annotate text or print text is also a pain.
    • Publisher perspective - Lack of ability to print is particularly problematic for complex.
    • Accessibility needs - most have computers, but if they have a problem with their technology, many do not have the resources to get back online quickly
    • Compatibility - between devices (i.e. epub may not work on some devises)
    • Readability - Most of my students find reading on a screen uncomfortable.  Therefore many seem unwilling to do the reading.
    • Staff Support - Inadequate training or experience on the part of staff and faculty leads to wasted opportunities to utilize these resources.
  • Best of Luck!
    • Establish a team
    • Research & brainstorm
    • Ask around on campus
    • Create a plan
    • Pilot the Project
    • Evaluate
  • Questions?
  • Also By This Author
    • Stay connected:
      • [email_address]
      • http://about.me/laurapasquini
  • Appendix: Resources
    • For resources & to share:
      • iPads & eReaders: Tips to Implementing Digital Textbooks on Campus - Google Docs http://bit.ly/n5mpy7