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
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
Open Your Book to Page E:eTextbook Support for Faculty<br />
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 />
eText Seminar<br /><ul><li>Open Access Textbooks: eText Development Russ Marcks, Sinclair Professor
A New Model in Text Books: Flat World Knowledge, Textbook Publisher
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.
Davis Lab Manual</li></li></ul><li>2010 Nursing eBook Project<br /><ul><li>All incoming Nursing students required to purchase an iPod Touch
Medical eBooks provided by Unbound Medicine</li></li></ul><li>2010 iPad Pilot Project<br /><ul><li>Fall of 2010 started an iPad Pilot
Gave 10 faculty, 5 in English & 5 in Biology, iPads for their own discovery.
Asked them to fill out a survey</li></li></ul><li>2010 iPad Pilot Project Results<br />
Used with ANGEL?<br /><ul><li>“I answered e-mails and graded discussion forums.”
“I found the Safari incompatibility to be very frustrating, as I was not able to reply to mail.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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