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  1. eText TACCBO 2012 Annual Meeting and Conference 6/20/2012 Rand Spiwak

  2. eText • What technology may have the most profound positive effect on teaching/learning and reducing the cost of education? • What does an average college textbook cost? • What does an average textbook cost to manufacture? • How much “feedback” to you get from a textbook? ie. documented Reading time, Pages read, Interactivity, Comprehension, etc • How do you significantly increase student retention and classroom success? • How do you implement this technology without mandates, minimal costs and at ones own pace? • PILOT, RESEARCH & STUDY, FORMALIZE & IMPLEMENT

  3. eText • What is eText ? • What does the Research Say? • What are the eText Answers? • What is the Next Step? PILOT

  4. eText • Textbooks – Why so expensive ? • Alternatives ? • Used books, custom publ., rentals, book exchanges, etc. • Constraints • Common Adoption • Text Selection • Faculty Union Contracts • Bookstore Contracts • Print Demand

  5. eText • Idea from a “kindle” • Functionality • Text • Notepad • Pen • Highlighter • Calculator – math and scientific • Computer – research and word processing • LMS Integration • Sharing of Notes, Highlighting, Other Materials

  6. eText • Research • Who has done it? • What is industry doing? • When? • What? • Devices • E-Ink • Net Book / PC / I-Pad / Tablet • Publishers • E-copywrite • Sole v. Multi

  7. eText • E-Text Committee • Publisher Meetings • Devices Meetings • Publisher RFP • Device/E-Reader Platform RFP • Connectivity/Print Solutions RFP • Implementation Process

  8. eText • E-Text Sub-Committees • ADA • Bookstore • Connectivity • Deployment • E-Reader Platform • Faculty/Dept. Communications • Faculty/Student Training • Hardware / Device • Printing • Publisher Issues • Server / Storage / Cloud • Web Site ( www.daytonastate.edu/etext)

  9. eText • Opportunities • Elim. or min. third party costs and profit • Elim. or min. textbook edition race • Elim. or min. used textbook use • Reduce Cost to Students by 75+% • Increase Student Access to Higher Ed. • Generate revenue from eText sale, eText printing and device margin • Generate revenue from peripheral commissions and connectivity

  10. eText • Potential Solution • Multi Publisher – open system • Multi Device – Design around best of breed and device agnostic • On-line and Off-line eText Access, Full Sync • Server Solution – Cloud technology • Data Transfer / Connectivity • “Text Creation” • LMS Integration – LMS agnostic

  11. eText • Essential Elements • Universal eReader Software Platform • Open Device Requirement • Technology Integration • eText Implementation • eText Access • 100% Sell Through • Print Demand • ADA Compliance and Enhancements • Digital Exchange

  12. eText • The eText Future • Digital Content • E-Portfolio • Global Networking • Assessment • “Built Upon” text • Any public data source • Low Cost – Free to Use and Expand • Open Access / Orange Grove • Connexions – Sharing Knowledge • Knowledge Network • Other data bases – NASA, LoC, Smithsonian

  13. eTEXT 2020 ? No, NOW!!!