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Monday, May 7, 2012
FREE Webinar: eText Strategies: Creating a Path to Digital (+ Print)
Creating a Path to Digital (+ Print)
models are emerging that allow digital content and learning materials
(eTexts) to be distributed directly to students via institutional
agreements with publishers and software providers. These models offer the
potential to reduce the overall cost of higher education while ensuring
access to course materials for all students.
In Fall 2011 Indiana University
launched the IU eText Initiative after five semesters of pilot studies and
research. IU negotiated with publishers and software providers, on
behalf of its students, for eTexts that provide substantial savings, are
available on multiple digital devices, can be printed, and are accessed via
the IU Learning Management System (Sakai).
Developing an eText strategy that
will serve the needs of institutions, faculty, and students requires
thoughtful planning. This presentation will use the Indiana University
experience as a case study to explore the strategic, business, and policy
issues that institutions should consider when exploring an institutional
eText strategy or considering an eText initiative.
Presented by: Dr. Bradley C. Wheeler, VP for Information Technology &
CIO, Dean, and Professor, Indiana University