eText Support For Faculty

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Presentation on eTextbook support for faculty given at the OLN Spring Colloquium, 2011

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  • Innovation Decision ProcessKnowledge – when we are exposed to an innovations existence and gains some understandingPersuasion – when we form a favorable or unfavorable attitude for the innovationDecision – When we engage in activities that lead to the choice to adopt or reject the innovationImplementation – When we put the innovation to regular useConfirmation – when we seek reinforcement of an innovation decision already made or reverse the decision to adopt the innovationTried to meet faculty where they are in this process, students also but today focusing on faculty
  • Russ Co-developer of the eText, “Statics for Engineering TechnologyOpen Textbook Consultant from flat WorldSinclair Bookstore – Ron Bultema, ManagerSinclair Library – Austin Pevler, Digital Services LibrarianLearning Technology Support – Greg Deye, ManagerCTL Exploratory Grant – Kathy Rowell, Director
  • Decision, Implementation
  • The purpose of the Exploratory Project Grants is to facilitate teaching and learning at Sinclair Community College. This project focuses on use of eTextbooks in the classroom. We will be choosing two classes to participate in this project. The following guidelines apply to the grants: Awards will be based upon the project’s potential for improving and expanding student learning and success. Priority will be given to Top 45 courses. Faculty members applying for this opportunity must be teaching two sections of the same face-to-face course Spring 2011 quarter. One course will be using an eTextbook and the other course will be used as a control group. Grant requests must be submitted by full time tenured and/or tenure track faculty. A letter of support from department chair should be included with any grant application. All projects must be completed June 12, 2011. Faculty members chosen to participate will receive a $500 stipend upon completion of grant. Reassigned time cannot be funded through these grants. The Center for Teaching and Learning and Learning Technology Support will provide all the required eReaders for faculty and students as well as other materials to complete the project. (Students will be responsible of the eTextbook.)
  • Since this time Blackboard came out with the Blackboard Mobile APP. Email not part of the app.
  • eTextbooks come with varying levels of media support
  • eText Support For Faculty

    1. 1. Open Your Book to Page E:eTextbook Support for Faculty<br />
    2. 2. Agenda<br /><ul><li>Innovation Diffusion
    3. 3. Professional Development
    4. 4. Pilot Projects/Grants
    5. 5. Content Supplements & Support
    6. 6. Discussion: How do you support eText?</li></li></ul><li>eText Diffusion<br /><ul><li>Knowledge
    7. 7. Persuasion
    8. 8. Decision
    9. 9. Implementation
    10. 10. Confirmation</li></li></ul><li>Professional Development<br /><ul><li>Workshops & Drop-In Training
    11. 11. Seminars
    12. 12. Hardware Loans</li></li></ul><li>Workshop: eBooks & eReaders<br /><ul><li>What is an eBook?
    13. 13. Do I have to buy extra equipment to read one?
    14. 14. eBooks and eTextbooks - Aren’t they all the same?</li></li></ul><li>Which one is an eBook?<br />
    15. 15. Are these eBook Reader(s)?<br />
    16. 16. Market Confusion<br /><ul><li>What is an eBook? What is an eText?
    17. 17. What is an eBook Reader/Device?
    18. 18. What is eBook Software?
    19. 19. What is eText software?</li></li></ul><li>eText Seminar<br /><ul><li>January 21, 2011
    20. 20. 85 faculty attended
    21. 21. Partnered with Sinclair Center for Teaching & Learning (CTL)</li></li></ul><li>eText Seminar<br /><ul><li>Darlene McCoy</li></ul> Associate Vice Chancellor, Division of Affordability and Efficiency, Ohio Board of Regents<br /><ul><li>Dr. Steve Acker </li></ul> Research Director eText Ohio, Ohio Digital Bookshelf <br />
    22. 22. eText Seminar<br /><ul><li>Open Access Textbooks: eText Development Russ Marcks, Sinclair Professor
    23. 23. A New Model in Text Books: Flat World Knowledge, Textbook Publisher
    24. 24. eTextbooks: Support at Sinclair
    25. 25. Bookstore, Library, LTS, CTL</li></li></ul><li>Hardware Loans<br />Hardware Loans<br />
    26. 26. Device Loan Info<br /><ul><li>Loan Period – Month
    27. 27. Several eBook titles pre-loaded
    28. 28. ‘Try before you buy’</li></li></ul><li>Kindle<br /><ul><li>Released in 2007
    29. 29. 6” screen
    30. 30. 10 oz
    31. 31. 10 hour battery life</li></li></ul><li>Sony eReader<br /><ul><li>Released in 2008
    32. 32. 6” screen
    33. 33. 10 oz
    34. 34. 6 hour battery life
    35. 35. Has writing stylus & touch screen</li></li></ul><li>Tablet PC<br /><ul><li>Released in 2002
    36. 36. 10” screen
    37. 37. 3 lbs
    38. 38. 5 hour battery life
    39. 39. Has writing stylus</li></li></ul><li>iPad<br /><ul><li>Released in 2010
    40. 40. 9” screen
    41. 41. 1 lb weight
    42. 42. 10 hour battery life
    43. 43. Has touch-screen</li></li></ul><li>Netbook<br /><ul><li>Released in 2007
    44. 44. 7 – 12” screen
    45. 45. 2-3 lb
    46. 46. 7 Hours average battery life</li></li></ul><li>Netbook for Rent @ Sinclair<br />
    47. 47. Advantages to a Multi-Purpose Device<br /><ul><li>Color; not limited to grey-scale
    48. 48. Has wi-fi; 3G; other network connectivity
    49. 49. Can have eReader software upgrades
    50. 50. Hardware is upgradeable
    51. 51. Not tied to one specific eBookstore
    52. 52. Accessibility Options
    53. 53. Active Learning VS Casual ( Personal) Reading</li></li></ul><li>Pilot Projects/Grants<br /><ul><li>eText Innovative Grants (Internal)
    54. 54. Nursing eBook Pilot
    55. 55. iPad Pilot
    56. 56. State Grant/Project Opportunities</li></li></ul><li>eText Exploratory Grants<br /><ul><li>Two internal grants for faculty to teach two sections of the same course, one using traditional textbook & one using eText.
    57. 57. Grant started Spring Quarter, 2011
    58. 58. English & Art</li></li></ul><li>eText Exploratory Grants<br /><ul><li>Grant Provided:
    59. 59. eReaders for Students, Students pay for their eText (Netbooks rented from Bookstore)
    60. 60. Support from LTS & CTL
    61. 61. Faculty Stipend</li></li></ul><li>eText Exploratory Grants<br /><ul><li>Early Lessons Learned:
    62. 62. Students in eText section are very open to the eText option.
    63. 63. Some students desire online eText option but wireless connectivity in classrooms is spotty.
    64. 64. Learning curve to setup eTexts</li></li></ul><li>2007 Nursing eBook Pilot<br /><ul><li>10 Faculty were issued Pocket PCs
    65. 65. 2 Faculty had Palms
    66. 66. Faculty Leaders: Kim Dunker & Connie Beal
    67. 67. Quarter (3 Months) loan</li></li></ul><li>Why Skyscape Medical eBooks?<br /><ul><li>Multi-Platform: Palm, Pocket PC, Blackberry
    68. 68. Bundled ebooks:
    69. 69. Taber’s
    70. 70. Davis Drug Guide
    71. 71. Davis Lab Manual</li></li></ul><li>2010 Nursing eBook Project<br /><ul><li>All incoming Nursing students required to purchase an iPod Touch
    72. 72. Medical eBooks provided by Unbound Medicine</li></li></ul><li>2010 iPad Pilot Project<br /><ul><li>Fall of 2010 started an iPad Pilot
    73. 73. Gave 10 faculty, 5 in English & 5 in Biology, iPads for their own discovery.
    74. 74. Asked them to fill out a survey</li></li></ul><li>2010 iPad Pilot Project Results<br />
    75. 75. Used with ANGEL?<br /><ul><li>“I answered e-mails and graded discussion forums.”
    76. 76. “I found the Safari incompatibility to be very frustrating, as I was not able to reply to mail.”
    77. 77. “very few; ANGEL is not very APPLE friendly”</li></li></ul><li>Faculty Usefulness<br /><ul><li>“I'm interested in using oral history as a research tool for students. The iPad had a speech to text feature that we tried.”
    78. 78. “Yes! I found accessing material MUCH faster than waiting for the PC to load. I dislike having to stand behind a podium.”</li></li></ul><li>Faculty Usefulness<br /><ul><li>“The iPad helped me decrease my response time to student emails and online submissions because I often carried it with me. In fact, I also used it regularly during student conferences to display and review their work..”</li></li></ul><li>Student Usefulness<br /><ul><li>“Assuming ANGEL could be more APPLE friendly; iPads would be better than a book reader, good for simple internet searches; instructional videos etc.”
    79. 79. “If all students had them, to review digital x-ray images. Alot of our coursework deals with reviewing images for anatomical detail and technical factors.”
    80. 80. “The sketching, drawing, and notetaking applications would certainly help them in the earlier stages of the writing process.”</li></li></ul><li>Meeting Expectations<br /><ul><li>“It was so much more versatile and mobile than I expected. I loved it. If they could make it just a bit larger to a regular-sized keyboard, I think it would be my favorite tool for classroom use.”
    81. 81. “Due to Angel incompatibility and incompatibility with our book there was just not enough that was useful about it. Personally, I loved it.”</li></li></ul><li>Meeting Expectations<br /><ul><li>“Occasionally I forgot it was not my laptop and wanted more ability or needed to access external drives but could not... I did find it very useful for travel to keep in touch with my students and use at conferences, workshops, etc.”</li></li></ul><li>State Opportunities<br /><ul><li>Ohio Textbook HQ & Ohio Digital Bookshelf
    82. 82. April 26th, Digital Bookstore Summit
    83. 83. Free College Textbooks for Ohio Students!</li></li></ul><li>Supplemental Support<br /><ul><li>Professionally produced instructionally integrated media
    84. 84. LTS provides resources/training for you to develop course supplements
    85. 85. CMS/ANGEL Support
    86. 86. OER/Library</li></li></ul><li>Media Support<br /><ul><li>eTextbooks come with varying levels of media support
    87. 87. LTS provides resources/training for you to develop just-in-time media
    88. 88. Professionally produced instructionally integrated media</li></li></ul><li>Resources & Training<br /><ul><li>eReaders
    89. 89. iPad/iPod, Kindle, Sony Book Reader, Netbook, Tablet PC, etc.
    90. 90. Software Training
    91. 91. Faculty Multimedia Lab, Captivate, Connect/Presenter
    92. 92. Other Educational Technology Loans
    93. 93. Laptops, Cameras, Clickers, Audio Recorder</li></li></ul><li>Open Educational Resources (OERs)<br /><ul><li>Reuse – Right to copy and use verbatim copies
    94. 94. Redistribute – Right to share copies
    95. 95. Revise – Right to adapt, rework, and improve
    96. 96. Remix - Right to combine into new OERs</li></li></ul><li>http://creativecommons.org/<br />
    97. 97. http://ohiotextbookhq.ning.com/ <br />
    98. 98. http://ohiodigitalbookshelf.ning.com/ <br />
    99. 99. http://collegeopentextbooks.org/<br />
    100. 100. http://www.oercommons.org/<br />
    101. 101. http://www.merlot.org/<br />
    102. 102. http://www.sinclair.edu/facilities/library/ebooks/<br />
    103. 103. http://ebooks.ohiolink.edu/ebc-home/<br />
    104. 104. http://overdrive.daytonmetrolibrary.org<br />
    105. 105. http://ohdbks.lib.overdrive.com/<br />
    106. 106. http://www.overdrive.com/resources/drc/compatibleebookdevices.aspx<br />
    107. 107. Discussion<br />

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