HCC Kindle PilotA Chancellor’s Innovation Grant 2009-2010<br />
About the project<br />Through the Chancellor’s Innovation Grant a pilot program was offered through Houston Community Col...
Estimated cost savings (from the grant narrative)<br />
The Project<br />Project web page and LMS:<br />http://swc2.hccs.edu/kindle<br />
Beginning of Project – Pre-survey<br />Environmental Scan <br /><ul><li>Indentify the student’s ability to use technology
Indentify the student’s availability of technology at home
Indentify the student’s attitude towards e-Readers
The survey was taken the first two weeks of class</li></li></ul><li>Pre-survey – Environmental Scan<br /><ul><li>Indentify...
Indentify the student’s availability of technology at home
Indentify the student’s attitude towards e-readers
The survey was taken the first two weeks of class</li></li></ul><li>Some interesting results from pre-survey<br />
Interesting results - continued<br />
Pre-Assessment Student Survey<br />I spend on average $______ per textbook?<br />Many students based this answer on a per ...
The Kindle <br />
The Kindles – Fall, Spring, Summer<br />9.7 inches<br />Started out at $599 and now it is $379<br />Includes free 3G netwo...
Popular Kindles now<br />6 inch - $189<br />3G + Wi-Fi – best choice if you do not have an <br />Internet connection. This...
Apple iPad<br />$499<br />Not just a reader<br />Apps – thousands<br />Mail<br />Photos<br />Videos - Youtube<br />Games<b...
Results from Study<br />
Latest Study Results 8/8/2010<br />
1.  What did you like best about the eBook pilot? (Rank the items in terms of importance)<br />
2.  What did you like best about the eBook pilot? OTHER RESPONSES<br />
2.  What did you like best about the eBook pilot? OTHER RESPONSES -continued<br />
2.  What did you like best about the eBook pilot? OTHER RESPONSES -continued<br />
2.  What did you like best about the eBook pilot? OTHER RESPONSES -continued<br />
3.  What did you like least about the eBook pilot? (Rank the items in terms of importance)<br />Note: the Kindle uses a pr...
4.  What did you like least about the eBook pilot? OTHER RESPONSES (Please write in your response below)<br />
4.  What did you like least about the eBook pilot? OTHER RESPONSES -continued<br />
4.  What did you like least about the eBook pilot? OTHER RESPONSES -continued<br />
4.  What did you like least about the eBook pilot? OTHER RESPONSES -continued<br />
5.  What should the institution do differently regarding eBook environment? (Please write in your responses)<br />
5.  What should the institution do differently regarding eBook environment? - continued<br />
5.  What should the institution do differently regarding eBook environment? - continued<br />
5.  What should the institution do differently regarding eBook environment? - continued<br />
6.  How was the implementation of the eBook Kindle DX initiative in the class?<br />
7.  What features should eReaders have.. (answer all sub questions)<br />
8.  What features should eReaders have immediately? (rank in order of importance with 1 being the most)<br />
9.  What other features should eReaders have? <br />
9.  What other features should eReaders have?  - continued<br />
10.  What are you willing to pay for an eBook?<br />
13.  What are you willing to pay for an eReader device?<br />
14.  Which do you prefer?<br />
15.  Rank your "display" preferences in order of importance with 1 being the most important<br />
15.  Rank your "display" preferences in order of importance with 1 being the most? (drag to the desired p...<br />
22.  I am currently enrolled in _____ course <br />
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  • As a part of the innovation grant research component, the grant called for several pre and post student and faculty surveys. In the fall semester two surveys were conducted. These surveys contained a variety of technical, curricular and personal use questions.  The pre-survey, which was taken the first two-three weeks of the semester, was contained questions covering the student’s ability to use technology and their attitude toward working online (including a paperless classroom).  Out of two classes (in the fall) there were 29 responses or about half of the students. The results were somewhat surprising in the areas of connectivity, desire to be paperless and amount spent on technology (per month). The results follow.
  • An environmental scan survey was taken by students the first month of class in the fall and spring.If the audience wants to see these results --- escape from presentation view and double click on the word file on the right.
  • Very few kindles were lost due to CLEARclassroom policies.
  • HCC Kindle E-learning pilot

    1. 1. HCC Kindle PilotA Chancellor’s Innovation Grant 2009-2010<br />
    2. 2. About the project<br />Through the Chancellor’s Innovation Grant a pilot program was offered through Houston Community College Southwest allowing students to revolutionize their classroom experience and save money by using Apple’s newest innovation, the iPad. The program allowed a select group of students the use of an iPad for the semester to download a copy of their textbook and lectures– completely for free. <br />Project Goals:<br />Determine whether current eBooks and eBook readers would work well pedagogically in a college classroom<br />Determine whether current eBooks and eBook readers would stand up to student use (and abuse)<br />Determine whether eBooks and eBook readers are cost effective and reduce student textbook costs<br />
    3. 3. Estimated cost savings (from the grant narrative)<br />
    4. 4. The Project<br />Project web page and LMS:<br />http://swc2.hccs.edu/kindle<br />
    5. 5. Beginning of Project – Pre-survey<br />Environmental Scan <br /><ul><li>Indentify the student’s ability to use technology
    6. 6. Indentify the student’s availability of technology at home
    7. 7. Indentify the student’s attitude towards e-Readers
    8. 8. The survey was taken the first two weeks of class</li></li></ul><li>Pre-survey – Environmental Scan<br /><ul><li>Indentify the student’s ability to use technology
    9. 9. Indentify the student’s availability of technology at home
    10. 10. Indentify the student’s attitude towards e-readers
    11. 11. The survey was taken the first two weeks of class</li></li></ul><li>Some interesting results from pre-survey<br />
    12. 12. Interesting results - continued<br />
    13. 13. Pre-Assessment Student Survey<br />I spend on average $______ per textbook?<br />Many students based this answer on a per semester cost and not book cost. Throwing out every answer above $150 and every answer below $45, the average textbook cost was $103 (based on 66 responses).<br />
    14. 14. The Kindle <br />
    15. 15. The Kindles – Fall, Spring, Summer<br />9.7 inches<br />Started out at $599 and now it is $379<br />Includes free 3G network<br />Non-glare screen<br />Holds up to 3500 books, articles<br />PDF reader<br />Read to me – text to voice<br />Large selection of books from Amazon<br />Lower cost for books – free book samples<br />
    16. 16. Popular Kindles now<br />6 inch - $189<br />3G + Wi-Fi – best choice if you do not have an <br />Internet connection. This kindle uses the<br />3G network or Wi-Fiand can be used in over <br />100 countries. <br />6 inch - $139<br />Wi-fi – best choice if you have a access<br />to a wireless internet network or Wi-fi<br />hotspot. <br />
    17. 17. Apple iPad<br />$499<br />Not just a reader<br />Apps – thousands<br />Mail<br />Photos<br />Videos - Youtube<br />Games<br />iPod<br />iTunes<br />Calendar<br />Notes – keyboard<br />Maps<br />iWork<br />
    18. 18. Results from Study<br />
    19. 19. Latest Study Results 8/8/2010<br />
    20. 20. 1. What did you like best about the eBook pilot? (Rank the items in terms of importance)<br />
    21. 21. 2. What did you like best about the eBook pilot? OTHER RESPONSES<br />
    22. 22. 2. What did you like best about the eBook pilot? OTHER RESPONSES -continued<br />
    23. 23. 2. What did you like best about the eBook pilot? OTHER RESPONSES -continued<br />
    24. 24. 2. What did you like best about the eBook pilot? OTHER RESPONSES -continued<br />
    25. 25. 3. What did you like least about the eBook pilot? (Rank the items in terms of importance)<br />Note: the Kindle uses a proprietary format, AZW. The open standard format is epub<br />
    26. 26. 4. What did you like least about the eBook pilot? OTHER RESPONSES (Please write in your response below)<br />
    27. 27. 4. What did you like least about the eBook pilot? OTHER RESPONSES -continued<br />
    28. 28. 4. What did you like least about the eBook pilot? OTHER RESPONSES -continued<br />
    29. 29. 4. What did you like least about the eBook pilot? OTHER RESPONSES -continued<br />
    30. 30. 5. What should the institution do differently regarding eBook environment? (Please write in your responses)<br />
    31. 31. 5. What should the institution do differently regarding eBook environment? - continued<br />
    32. 32. 5. What should the institution do differently regarding eBook environment? - continued<br />
    33. 33. 5. What should the institution do differently regarding eBook environment? - continued<br />
    34. 34. 6. How was the implementation of the eBook Kindle DX initiative in the class?<br />
    35. 35. 7. What features should eReaders have.. (answer all sub questions)<br />
    36. 36. 8. What features should eReaders have immediately? (rank in order of importance with 1 being the most)<br />
    37. 37. 9. What other features should eReaders have? <br />
    38. 38. 9. What other features should eReaders have? - continued<br />
    39. 39. 10. What are you willing to pay for an eBook?<br />
    40. 40. 13. What are you willing to pay for an eReader device?<br />
    41. 41. 14. Which do you prefer?<br />
    42. 42. 15. Rank your "display" preferences in order of importance with 1 being the most important<br />
    43. 43. 15. Rank your "display" preferences in order of importance with 1 being the most? (drag to the desired p...<br />
    44. 44. 22. I am currently enrolled in _____ course <br />
    45. 45. The Instructors for the Pilot<br />Cali Lewis from MEVIO'sGeekBrief TV<br />Laurel Lacroix - English<br />Stephen Dessens- Chemistry <br />Paul Garcia - Biology<br />Susan Goll – English and Philosophy<br />
    46. 46. Some Questions for the Instructor(s)<br />What strategies did you use in your course to take advantage of the Kindle?<br />What innovations in pedagogy did you develop to take advantage of the Kindle?<br />What hardware problems did you experience, if any?<br />What software problems did you experience, if any?<br />What kinds of student problems did you have and what were the solutions?<br />What kind of document and document conversion problems did you have, if any?<br />Was training adequate? If not, can you suggest improvements?<br />Once the pilot is over, would you consider using the Kindle in your classes?<br /> What is your overall impression of ebooks in the classroom?<br />Did the Kindle and ebooks provide any advantage to your teaching and to your students? <br />What was you overall assessment of ebooks and the Kindle in the classroom this semester?
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    47. 47. Kindle Classroom Policy<br />
    48. 48. Spring 2010 - Comparison<br />In Spring 2010, the project was extended to evaluate eBook student learning (a course using eBooks) compared to traditional textbook student learning (the same course number using printed textbooks). <br />
    49. 49. Class Comparison Results – Spring 2010<br />
    50. 50. http://www.apple.com/<br />http://www.entourageedge.com/<br />The Instructor(s) – Part III<br />Updates and the Future?<br />http://southwest.hccs.edu/southwest/hcc-and-ipad-the-future-of-the-classroom<br />
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