EDUCAUSE eBook Webinar tomorrow

August 25th, 2009 · by spolanka · 2 Comments

Short notice, but this one looks good and it’s FREE – EDUCAUSE E-Readers and E- Textbooks: Current Reality and Future Possibilities.  Speakers include Jon T. Rickman and Roger Von Holzen from Northwest Missouri State University. Hopefully they will go into more detail on their pilot program, which was in an EduCause article earlier this year.

Abstract:  This seminar will initially address the current state of e-reader devices and their functionality as platforms for the delivery of e-textbooks, as experienced by Northwest Missouri State University in its 2008–2009 pilot study. The presenters will then explore the full capabilities of e-textbooks for online, blended, and face-to-face classes, along with key practical considerations with respect to costs, infrastructure, and academic issues.

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2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Melancholy // Aug 26, 2009 at 10:49 am

    That’s interesting. I would have thought that the college system would be the last to transition over to that kind of technology. Textbook sales generate a lot of revenue. I suppose it makes sense though, carrying a small handheld device instead of a backpack full of books. We’ll have to wait and see if it takes off.

  • 2 estetik cerrahi // Sep 11, 2009 at 8:31 pm

    Thanks. Interesting. Textbook sales generate a lot of revenue.