Uncharted Waters: Piloting Etextbooks and the Challenges of Digital Course Content Adoption

Uncharted Waters: Piloting Etextbooks and the Challenges of Digital Course Content Adoption

Event Date: 

Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm

Description: 

What if bulging student backpacks were replaced by a single tablet device? What if students got feedback and encouragement from an algorithm? What if your next textbook wasn’t a textbook at all but a blend of digital content from many sources? If current trends in textbook publishing continue, these possibilities may become the new reality.

ITS Instructional Services will be hosting an event to discuss awareness and issues surrounding the use of eTextbooks and the emerging uses of digital course content on the UI campus. 

The event will be held Thursday, May 1st from 1:30-3:00 in 2520D UCC and will include a 30 min presentation and 30 min panel discussion covering findings from the pilot and topics including:

  • Student and faculty use of etext on UI Campus
  • Explore challenges of etext adoption for faculty and students
  • Tips for faculty and instructional designers for improved etext adoption

To learn more, visit our website and register.

Event Location

University Capitol Centre
2520D UCC
200 South Capitol Street
Iowa City, IA 52242
United States

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