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.
“Uncharted Waters: Piloting Etextbooks and the Challenges of Digital Course Content Adoption” will be held Thursday, May 1, 1:30 to 3 p.m. in 2520D UCC, and will include a 30-minute presentation and 30-minute panel discussion covering findings from an ongoing series of pilots and topics, including:
- Student and faculty use of etext on the UI campus
- Explore challenges of etext adoption for faculty and students
- Tips for faculty and instructional designers for improved etext adoption