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Reducing the Cost of College: Faculty eAuthored Texts

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This slide show was presented at the Online Learning Consortium Emerging Technology Conference in Dallas, TX in April 2015

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Reducing the Cost of College: Faculty eAuthored Texts

  1. 1. Reducing College Costs Through Innovative Faculty eAuthoring Nori Barajas-Murphy • Erin Gratz University of La Verne
  2. 2. “Does custom publishing work to improve attitude* and learning outcomes?” *Attitude= interest, appreciation of a discipline -Romine and Banerjee 2013
  3. 3. AGENDA • Define eAuthoring taxonomy • Identify benefits of collaboration between instructional designers, librarians, and faculty in design and publication • Analyze cost savings to students • Review data of student learning using eAuthored content versus traditional textbooks @nononi28 @gratzeeSlideshare: http://goo.gl/kaOqm1
  4. 4. eAuthored Text - A Taxonomy @nononi28 @gratzee
  5. 5. 6. eAuthored Responsive 5. eAuthored Interactive 4. e/Authored Textbook 3. Curated Resources 2. Compiled Resources 1. Custom Textbook @nononi28 @gratzee eAuthored TextTaxonomy
  6. 6. 6. eAuthored Responsive 5. eAuthored Interactive 4. e/Authored Textbook 3. Curated Resources 2. Compiled Resources 1. Custom Textbook @nononi28 @gratzee
  7. 7. Custom Textbook @nononi28 @gratzee
  8. 8. 6. eAuthored Responsive 5. eAuthored Interactive 4. e/Authored Textbook 3. Curated Resources 2. Compiled Resources 1. Custom Textbook @nononi28 @gratzee
  9. 9. Compiled Resources @nononi28 @gratzee
  10. 10. 6. eAuthored Responsive 5. eAuthored Interactive 4. e/Authored Textbook 3. Curated Resources 2. Compiled Resources 1. Custom Textbook @nononi28 @gratzee
  11. 11. CuratedResources @nononi28 @gratzee
  12. 12. 6. eAuthored Responsive 5. eAuthored Interactive 4. e/Authored Textbook 3. Curated Resources 2. Compiled Resources 1. Custom Textbook @nononi28 @gratzee
  13. 13. e/Authored Textbook @nononi28 @gratzee
  14. 14. 6. eAuthored Responsive 5. eAuthored Interactive 4. e/Authored Textbook 3. Curated Resources 2. Compiled Resources 1. Custom Textbook @nononi28 @gratzee
  15. 15. eAuthored Interactive @nononi28 @gratzee
  16. 16. 6. eAuthored Responsive 5. eAuthored Interactive 4. e/Authored Textbook 3. Curated Resources 2. Compiled Resources 1. Custom Textbook @nononi28 @gratzee
  17. 17. eAuthored Responsive @nononi28 @gratzee
  18. 18. 6. eAuthored Responsive 5. eAuthored Interactive 4. e/Authored Textbook 3. Curated Resources 2. Compiled Resources 1. Custom Textbook @nononi28 @gratzee eAuthored TextTaxonomy
  19. 19. Collaboration Faculty • Instructional Designers • Librarians
  20. 20. Faculty (SME) Librarian Instructional Designer This person’s expertise and learning outcomes lead the project The project will move at the rate of the subject matter expert This person’s knowledge of and accessibility to resources support the project This person’s technical skill and design knowledge support the project @nononi28 @gratzee
  21. 21. Faculty Librarians Instructional Designers TIME Collaboration between existing human resources
  22. 22. Human Connection Moment 1. Consider what has been presented so far 2. Make 3 bullet points of actions you can take on your campus in the near future 3. Select your favorite bullet point 4. Text to polleverywhere 5. Create groups of 3 6. Share favorite bullet point
  23. 23. Cost Savings to Students @nononi28 @gratzee
  24. 24. EstimatedIncreasesfrom 2002to2012
  25. 25. Cost Savings in Research Methods = $219 – 94.49
  26. 26. Cost Savings in Music Appreciation = $88.75
  27. 27. Cost Savings in Human A&P = $72.30
  28. 28. Impact on Student Learning @nononi28 @gratzee
  29. 29. “Reinforcing these findings, students in the baseline study who found their instructors’ annotations, highlights, and added e-text materials useful or whose instructors encouraged use of the e-textbooks were: ● significantly more likely to report that the e-textbooks helped them better understand the course ideas and concepts, ● allowed them to better organize and structure their learning, increased their engagement with course content, ● and made their study time more efficient.” Grajek 2013
  30. 30. Distracti… Tablet novelty Publication outputs Design standards
  31. 31. Significance of Instructor Modeling
  32. 32. Need for Empirical Research on Impact of Faculty Authored Course Content on Learning
  33. 33. “Three factors have held back instructors’ ability and willingness to publish custom materials. The first is the lack of technology; the second is rethinking of the economic model related to publishing and technological issues dealing with security, copyright, and patenting; and the third is the numerous erroneous assumptions and myths among instructors that accompany the idea of customization.” - Romine (2012) @nononi28 @gratzee
  34. 34. GAO-13-368, College Textbooks: Students Have Greater Access to Textbook Information - 655066.pdf. (n.d.). Retrieved February 25, 2015, from http://www.gao.gov/assets/660/655066.pdf Grajek, S. (2013). Understanding What Higher Education Needs from E-Textbooks : An EDUCAUSE / Internet2 Pilot (p. 54). Retrieved from https://www.educause.edu/library/resources/understanding-what-higher-education- needs-e-textbooks-educauseinternet2-pilot Martin, C., & Aitken, J. (2012). Evolving definitions of authorship in Ebook. Information Services & Use, 31(2011), 139–146. doi:10.3233/ISU-2012-0643 Romine, W., & Banerjee, T. (2012). Customization of Curriculum Materials in Science: Motives, Challenges, and Opportunities. Journal of Science Education & Technology, 21(1), 38–45. Retrieved from 10.1007/s10956-010- 9278-8 Why textbooks cost so much. (2014, August 16). The Economist. http://www.economist.com/news/united- states/21612200-its-economics-101-why-textbooks-cost-so-much Resources

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