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Monday, July 9, 2012

Complimentary Webinar: Converge Special Report Webinar Update: The Textbook Reformation & Digital Content


Are textbooks a thing of the past? 

A transition to digital content and e-textbooks is undeniably taking place.  It’s predicted that 44 percent of college textbooks will be digital by 2017.  Florida is taking K-12 textbooks completely digital by 2015.  The Republic of Korea wanted to be 100% digital but has stepped back from that based on pilot projects that suggest a blended approach.  This webinar will investigate where schools and districts are in the shift to digital content and will highlight the different facets of this transformation including:

• Curriculum acquisition
• Key governmental policy measures
• Technology concerns
• Professional development tips
• Managing plagiarism and copyright

Join us on August 29th to hear from districts and colleges that are adopting digital content in their schools.  They will share their perspective on the ways in which this digital movement is changing education – both now and in the future. 

Complimentary Webinar
August 29, 2012

11:00 am PT/2:00 pm ET
Duration: 1 hour

John Halpin
Vice President
Strategic Programs
Center for Digital Education

For questions or more information, please contact:

Ashley Whalen
Registration Coordinator
800-940-6039 ext. 1448
Sponsored by:



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