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    • Harnessing a Disruptive Force:
 Towards an eTextbook StrategyWCET 2012"San Antonio, TX
    • Agenda•  CSU Fullerton Strategy" •  Some Top Trends and Methods"•  Fullertons Three Phase Pilots •  Phase I: Instant Access" •  Phase II: Summer Pilot" •  Phase III: Fall Pilot•  Towards an eTextbook Model •  Roles to Consider •  Items to consider in the fit for you 
    • Chris Manriquez

Associate Vice President, IT 
& Academic Technology Officer



    • Top Technology Trends
    • Overview ! • Founded in 1957 • 237 Acres Located at North of Orange County (about 7.5 miles north of Disneyland) • 36,000 Students by Headcount • Largest Campus in the California State University System • Fourth largest university in California next to UCLA, USC, and UC Berkeley • Degree programs offered: 103 (54 undergraduate, 49 graduate, including a doctorate in education) " "
    • Integrated Technology Strategy “The Integrated Technology Strategies are a set of interrelated information technology strategies that are visionary, collaborative, and sustainable while maintaining compliance and security.”! ! These strategies are designed to meet the missions and goals of the University through campus-wide Information Technology Governance. 
    • Integrated Technology Strategy CSUF Information Technology Governance Sustainable Collaborative VisionaryInformation Technology Accessible Security
    • Deployment ContextCOLLABORATION!•  Faculty Instant Access Program"•  Faculty Exposure (Phase I)" EDUCATION! •  Summer Pilot (Phase II)" •  Fall Pilot (Phase III)" TRANSFORMATION! •  Spring 2013" •  Enterpise Deployment Model"
    • CourseSmart DeploymentWhy CourseSmart:"– Industry Leader"""– Breadth of publishers """– Innovation and Development of tools"""– Accessibility Leader"""
    • CourseSmart Deployment Phase IPhase I provides faculty enterprise Exposure to e-Textbooks!"CSUF Sponsored CourseSmart as an InCommon Partner•  CSUF uses Shibboleth (Open-source, developed by Internet2) "CourseSmart desk-side copy available via the Faculty Portal•  Authenticated access to desk side copy•  Utilizes single page CourseSmart ID "
    • CSUF CourseSmart Portal Site
    • CSUF Shibboleth Integration
    • CourseSmart Phase I FindingsAdoption continues to be slow, but a transition to e-textbook isNOT an overnight eventKey elements to grow success include: •  Demonstrate a value add for digital over print that isnt “paving a cow path.”" •  Value adds in addition to a change in delivery type, such as; tools to enhance content, and collaborative features." •  Cover the breadth of publishers currently in use on the campus." •  If the same publishers are not available, demonstrate what content and feature changes are available.
    • CourseSmart Deployment Phase II Pilot classes over Summer Session 2012 with paid for e- textbooks •  Special Education course (8 week)" •  College of Education – Dr. Kristin Stang " •  Instructional Design course (8 week)" •  College of Education – Dr. Lynda Randall Summer Pilot Objectives ! •  Eliminate the “cost question” from student evaluation, but also is confounding as students may not see tool as valuable. •  Load LTI settings with new Moodle 2.2 implementation " •  Pilot process for Fall 2012 e-textbook per college course (8 total)
    • CourseSmart Phase II FindingsStudent Survey Responses – Preferred Features! •  26 respondents of 52 total (statistically insignificant, but qualitatively insightful)!Overall level of satisfaction from students is favorable and studentsenjoy Course Smart features such as: " •  Use table of contents" •  Search by word or by page number " •  Add notes " •  List and view detailed notes " •  Use highlight technology " •  List all highlights made " •  Download onto computer for offline use" "
    • CourseSmart Phase II FindingsStudent Survey Responses – Positive Comments!•  I liked having the text embedded into my Titanium (Moodle) course because it was easy to access !•  It was great. I love the e-Textbook online. Everything is electronically online and available!•  It (iPhone) looked clear and easy to read as the computer.!•  I love my iPad and the e-textbook worked great with it.!•  I loved it! Ive never had a more convenient textbook.! "•  Some students express the need for training; they did not know how to download the textbook or using highlighting, notes…features."  
    • CourseSmart Phase II FindingsStudent Survey Responses – Neutral/Negative!•  I liked the convenience of having the e-textbook but wouldn’t buy it. I still preferhaving a tangible book in front of me. !•  I would buy it if it were cheaper than purchasing a paper text. !•  I did not prefer this method. I am a person who likes to write in my book andsearch around the book much easier than I was able to online. It was difficult toremember where things were and to get to where I wanted to go without losingmy previous place. !•  This was my first time using eText and I was not very aware of all of thecapabilities, such as note taking and highlighting (both of which I dont like to doin hard copies so its not my first instinct to look for these features). Perhaps anoption to point out features of e-text for new users would be beneficial.!  
    • CourseSmart Phase II FindingsFaculty Responses!•  Helpful to have it integrated into Moodle site•  Not dynamic for lectures, in that live pages or text images can’t be referenced within a discussion forum, or a PowerPoint presentation•  Option exists to install the book multiple times, within Moodle blocks, and have it open to a specific page, but that doesnt seem to be an advantage as it is a reinstall each time•  Instead I chose to leave the book on the student’s “bookshelf” with the syllabus and have them “open” to whatever section they needed•  Students asked for a guide to help them use the text, but one was not available "
    • CourseSmart Deployment Phase III Pilot classes over Fall 2012 with paid for e-textbooks in each college (8 total) •  E-Text is not required use, but a supplement to the class" ! Fall Pilot Objectives ! •  Eliminate the “cost question” from student evaluation •  Identify and pedagogical or structural use differences between colleges use of e-textbooks "
    • CourseSmart Phase III Thus FarInstitutional Discoveries!•  There continue to be issues with versioning of e-texts required by faculty.•  As much as 80% of campuses text not available•  Supplemental materials continue to be an issue, as in the pilot they could not be made available due to publisher restrictions•  A need has been identified for a closer vendor-partner relationship at a program level that works along side the university team to examine an e-text replacement but faculty driven program requirements in classes. •  This would parallel the increasing demands of accreditation requirements at the program level and provide structures for assessment. "
    • Towards an Adoption Model
    • Digital Text Deployment Roles Student Content Faculty Provider Successful Publisher University Program Deployment Bookstore Institution IT
    • Thank You!
    • For more information:

CSU Fullerton
www.fullerton.edu
Chris Manriquez
cmanriquez@fullerton.edu


    • Y’All Got Questions?