PEARSON PERSPECTIVES ON HIGHER EDUCATION. ebooks

Size: px
Start display at page:

Download "PEARSON PERSPECTIVES ON HIGHER EDUCATION. ebooks"

Transcription

1 PEARSON PERSPECTIVES ON HIGHER EDUCATION ebooks 8economical, ecological, pedagogical, and just plain smart reasons to offer ebooks in your next course

2 Today s ebooks can be read on computer screens, readers, personal digital assistants, and even mobile phones. The same electronic nature that accommodates those delivery options does the same for features that more actively engage students, including built-in dictionaries and pronunciation guides, bookmarks, searchable text, and highlighting. Whether you re seeking a PDF version of a printed book or you wish to integrate dynamic content from the Web 2.0 environment such as video, audio, animation, and interactive simulation a host of proven pedagogical resources are only a mouse click away. While sales predictions for ebooks in higher education vary, there is little doubt that ebook sales are growing. Investments in ebook collections and shifts in delivery models by prominent U.S. private and public institutions confirm that ebooks have indeed entered the mainstream. The following eight reasons detail why the time is right for your campus to explore the ebook opportunities that are appropriate for your students. Pearson Learning Solutions can help guide the way. Pearson Perspectives on Higher Education: ebooks 2010 Pearson Pearson Learning Solutions, 501 Boylston Street, Suite 900, Boston, MA 02116

3 REASON 1 ebooks facilitate increased student success. Students who actively participate in their learning learn more. ebooks offer a wide range of options that increase the interactivity of your curricula, thereby promoting increased engagement in course material and more time on task. Audio clips, videos, games, hyperlinks, and assessments are just a few of the ways ebooks keep students coming back for more. Whether content is required, supplemental, or remedial, ebook content is highly engaging and immediately accessible in the context of learning. Most important, by addressing a range of learning styles, ebooks are more than just fun: they re effective. Pearson is providing digital textbooks for nearly every Colorado Community Colleges Online course. CCCOnline s student surveys indicate that the multimedia-embedded ebooks are a hit. Students appreciate that ebooks offer them control over their learning process and that they can review concepts as many times as they need to, going as slowly or as quickly as is suitable to their learning styles.

4 REASON 2 ebooks put the instructor in the driver s seat. Content ebooks put you in control of content, curricula, and assessment. They cover only the material you want and in the order you choose. Cost The cost of education is higher than it s ever been before. ebooks cost an average of 50 percent less than printed textbooks. And they cost nothing to ship. Delivery ebooks work with you. Versatile and varied, they can be delivered through course and learning management systems, Web portals, custom Web sites, DVDs, USBs, and mobile devices. Format options include PDF, FlashPaper, CaféScribe, CourseSmart, VitalSource, and Pearson etext. Revisions ebooks take the guesswork out of textbook revision cycles. Unlike print textbooks, you decide how, when, and whether you want to revise your ebook annually or less frequently. Time Online delivery means seamless coordination of course materials and course schedules. No more back orders, late shipments, or wrongedition hassles with the bookstore. It took the school a while to give me my financial aid voucher. Although I got behind on my other classes because of a lack of material, I never got behind in this class; the material was already here for my use. Isabelle, Student Colorado Community Colleges Online

5 REASON 3 ebooks give students what they want. According to Project Tomorrow s Speak Up survey, 1 students have a clear vision of how to drive achievement and ensure that they are well prepared for the future. With a focus on transformational changes in the learning process itself, their vision draws heavily from the empowering and engaging tools that are facilitated by emerging technologies. Students want to be able to interact with and learn from their own personalized network of experts via cutting-edge communication and collaboration tools; they want learning tools and processes that are not tethered to time, place, or geographic boundaries; and they recognize from their own experiences growing up immersed in digital media that the best way to drive educational productivity is through the effective use of rich and relevant digital tools, content, and resources. When asked to create their ideal digital textbook, student survey participants responded with the following wish list. The ability to personalize their book with electronic highlights and notes (63%) Quizzes and tests for self-evaluation (62%) Games (57%) Animations and simulations (55%) Links to PowerPoints, lectures, and other material that supports textbook content (55%) Links to real-time data such as NASA and Google Earth (52%) Self-paced tutorials (46%) 1 Creating Our Future: Students Speak Up about their Vision for 21st Century Learning, March 2010,

6 REASON 4 ebooks deliver both at home and on the go. With delivery options that are as flexible as today s mobile and technologically driven lives, ebooks meet students where they are, wherever they are, Online anywhere with Web access Downloaded to a computer or laptop Accessed via ipod, ipad, mobile phone, tablet, or other reader device Indispensable tools for part-time workers, full-time professionals, and other nontraditional students, ebooks facilitate learning while people are traveling or commuting and without the weighty baggage. For the K12 set, ebooks portability and online access mean no more heavy backpacks, and no more missed assignments because books got lost between school and home. I am in the military and have to travel with my laptop and schoolbooks to complete assignments. My ebook made a world of difference. James, Student Colorado Community Colleges Online Most of our members are full-time professionals and their time is valuable. They need content that offers many resources, from which they can pick and choose only those they need. Most of all, they need resources that are convenient and easy to access. Devi Vallabhaneni, Chief Executive Officer Association of Professionals in Business Management

7 REASON 5 ebooks give instructors customized control over content. Today s ebooks make customization easier and more cost-efficient than ever before. Their digital nature offers the opportunity to create and seamlessly deliver learning materials that are entirely tailored to course content, perfectly coordinated with curricula and assessment, and exponentially more empowering to students than printed textbooks are. Custom options include creation of one book from several, removal of content that won t be covered, and addition of original content be it text, image, audio, or video. It s a value-add proposition for instructors, whose texts align with the curriculum and are easy to update; and for students, who are engaged and connected to the content and reap better learning results because of it. Customized ebooks enable my students to do universal searches of the text for individual terms, thereby facilitating test taking. The custom multimedia simulations integrated directly into the ebook enable students to learn step-bystep exactly how the applications work together. By conveying material in this way, within the online learning space of the content itself, students never need to break pace from the learning environment. Learning is seamless and contextual. Mike Puopolo, Professor Bunker Hill Community College

8 REASON 6 ebooks help make classroom learning real-world relevant. Students care more about material they can relate to. ebooks help course content come alive by aligning it with targeted, timely, real-world examples. Pearson Learning Solutions used Carrington College Online s existing textbooks and curricula as well as the specific learning objectives of the allied health industry to guide the development of a customized package comprising CourseConnect, ebooks, MyMathLab, and the Pearson LearningStudio platform. Course curricula and ebook content is dynamic and personalized, thanks to built-in customized videos, podcasts, animations, and discussion boards. In turn, courses previously implemented solely via U.S. mail are now interactive, robust, exciting, lively, teacher-led courses that students are excited about. The new courses bring students experiences to life, enable them to learn from those experiences, share them, and confirm them as valuable. [Pearson s ebook solution] changed the nature of the course for the better: there s bonding among students participating in different states, real-life clinical experiences shared daily, and group learning taking place naturally. Mike Case, Regional Program Director for Online Education Carrington College Online (formerly Apollo Online)

9 REASON 7 ebooks represent today s new academic standard. Already, 29 percent of middle school and high school students say they re using some kind of online textbook or online curriculum as part of their regular schoolwork. According to OnCampus Research s Student Watch 2010, a 16,000-student survey released by the National Association of College Stores in fall 2009, about 42 percent of students have either purchased or seen an etextbook. That s an increase of 24 percentage points from Whether traditional on ground or strictly online, educational institutions and their students have recognized the increased learning potential, reliable delivery benefits, and reduced cost of ebooks. Former Northwest Missouri State University president Dean L. Hubbard was anticipating the school would become an ebook-only campus (or close to it) soon. We ll move as fast as the industry moves and it s moving rapidly, Hubbard said. Citing the ebook s built-in interactivity, he added, I m convinced that students will read more and they will learn more by using this medium. At Kaplan University s School of Legal Studies, digital texts account for approximately 80 percent of assigned reading. At Capella University, ebooks constitute an available and accepted option in nearly all of the school s 1,250 courses. The immediacy of ebooks works for both me and my students. No more searching for books at the bookstore or shopping for cost; ebooks are instantly accessible. And that s what teaching today is about: access and choices. Reta Roberts, Professor Florida State College at Jacksonville

10 REASON 8 ebooks are less harmful to the environment. ebooks appeal to today s environmentally concerned, green-oriented students. Because they are created electronically, no trees are cut to produce them. No ink is used to put the words on the page. No fossil fuel is used to run presses. No power trucks move them around the country. No storage facilities are heated to store boxes of books until the books get shipped to bookstores. And with the click of a button, ebooks are disposed of without ever taking up room in a landfill. 2 2 Environmental Impact of E-books, Way to go green! Beth, Student Colby College

11 Pearson provides education in the broadest sense. Our aim is to help people make progress in their lives by means of education and information. We build partnerships based on mutual respect, communication, and integrity. Those partnerships and those values are what set Pearson apart and are the reasons more instructors return to Pearson year after year, successful solution after successful solution. Visit Pearson online to learn more about the ways Pearson Learning Solutions is improving how higher education teaches and learns today. Printed on chlorine-free paper from sustainably managed and renewable forests using vegetable-based ink and protected by a water-based aqueous coating.

12 Pearson Learning Solutions 501 Boylston Street, Suite 900, Boston, MA

Digital College Direction

Digital College Direction Algonquin College s Digital College Direction Introduction: The educational demands of a community constantly change and with this change the technology and the material and educational resources evolve

More information

Elearning: Building an Effective and Engaging Solution Online

Elearning: Building an Effective and Engaging Solution Online PERSPECTIVES Elearning: Building an Effective and Engaging Solution Online There s a lot of buzz about elearning, and with good reason. When done effectively, organizations find it can reduce time away

More information

E-TEXTBOOKS: WHAT JOB ARE WE DOING FOR THE CUSTOMER?

E-TEXTBOOKS: WHAT JOB ARE WE DOING FOR THE CUSTOMER? E-TEXTBOOKS: WHAT JOB ARE WE DOING FOR THE CUSTOMER? Mary Tripsas Harvard Business School mtripsas@hbs.edu Mitchell Weisberg Sawyer Business School mweisberg@suffolk.edu 0 Why did people use PDAs to read

More information

CEHD ipad Initiative. Year One Report Fall 2010 Spring 2011. Treden Wagoner, M.A.Ed. Sheila Hoover, Ph.D. David Ernst, Ph.D.

CEHD ipad Initiative. Year One Report Fall 2010 Spring 2011. Treden Wagoner, M.A.Ed. Sheila Hoover, Ph.D. David Ernst, Ph.D. CEHD ipad Initiative Year One Report Fall 2010 Spring 2011 Treden Wagoner, M.A.Ed. Sheila Hoover, Ph.D. David Ernst, Ph.D. 2 Mobile Learning learning within various contexts and locations facilitated by

More information

Note: Survey responses are based upon the number of individuals that responded to the specific question. Response Responses Responses

Note: Survey responses are based upon the number of individuals that responded to the specific question. Response Responses Responses State: IN Results based on 133 survey(s). Note: Survey responses are based upon the number of individuals that responded to the specific question. What is your current job responsibility? (select one)

More information

ebooks: Going Digital In this time of migration from print to digital content, knowledge is power. Are you equipped to navigate the world of ebooks?

ebooks: Going Digital In this time of migration from print to digital content, knowledge is power. Are you equipped to navigate the world of ebooks? ebooks: Going Digital In this time of migration from print to digital content, knowledge is power. Are you equipped to navigate the world of ebooks? Understanding ebooks ebooks are as diverse as the people

More information

We simplify and accelerate your digital transformation.

We simplify and accelerate your digital transformation. We simplify and accelerate your digital transformation. All students. All resources. All of the time. About Kivuto s Texidium Platform All students. All resources. All of the time. Kivuto s vision with

More information

2.) Where do you primarily work? o School Site o District

2.) Where do you primarily work? o School Site o District 1.) What is your current job responsibility? o Librarian o Librarian Media Specialist o Library Assistant o Media Specialist o Teacher Librarian o Instructional Technology Specialist o Other 2.) Where

More information

The Kindle: A Background for the Novice

The Kindle: A Background for the Novice The Kindle: A Background for the Novice A4/6I Educational Technologies Research Services, Air University 1 March 2010 1 Abstract EReaders are growing in popularity as more and more digital text is made

More information

Student Use of Online Study Tools in Business Communication Courses

Student Use of Online Study Tools in Business Communication Courses Student Use of Online Study Tools in Business Communication Courses Traci L. Austin Stephen F. Austin State University Judith Biss Stephen F. Austin State University Carol Wright Stephen F. Austin State

More information

Speak Up 2015 Grade 6-12 Survey

Speak Up 2015 Grade 6-12 Survey Speak Up 2015 Grade 6-12 Survey 1. What grade are you in? Grade 6 Grade 7 Grade 8 Grade 9 Grade 10 Grade 11 Grade 12 Alternative program or other 2. Gender Girl Boy 3. How would you rate your technology

More information

Lemonade Stand Instructor Guide

Lemonade Stand Instructor Guide Lemonade Stand Using GoVenture In Your Learning Environment Contents 1. Welcome... 3 2. About GoVenture Lemonade Stand... 4 3. What Makes GoVenture Lemonade Stand Unique... 5 4. GoVenture for You... 6

More information

Educate and captivate K-12 students with high quality streaming media!

Educate and captivate K-12 students with high quality streaming media! Educate and captivate K-12 students with high quality streaming media! Learn360 Delivers Superior Content Learn360 is a leading interactive media-on-demand service designed specifically for the K-12 educational

More information

Realizing the Full Potential of Blended Learning

Realizing the Full Potential of Blended Learning A STRATEGY PAPER FROM Realizing the Full Potential of Blended Learning FLICKR/CONCORDIA What higher education institutions say about effective instructional strategies, practices and technologies for student

More information

MAGNA ONLINE SEMINARS

MAGNA ONLINE SEMINARS MAGNA ONLINE SEMINARS Training and Supporting Online Adjuncts: Practical Ideas Thursday, September 25, 2008 12:00 PM 1:00 PM (Eastern) 11:00 AM 12:00 PM (Central) 10:00 AM 11:00 AM (Mountain) 9:00 AM 10:00

More information

etext Initiative Digital Integration Solution Affordability. Accessibility. Student Success.

etext Initiative Digital Integration Solution Affordability. Accessibility. Student Success. etext Initiative Digital Integration Solution Affordability. Accessibility. Student Success. etextbooks at Algonquin College to Reach 10,000 Students and 120 Programs Next School Year Algonquin College

More information

FRONT-END WEB DEVELOPMENT

FRONT-END WEB DEVELOPMENT FRONT-END WEB DEVELOPMENT WHY CODEFUL? Codeful is the premier web development bootcamp native to London. It offers part-time, handson, and technologically current courses for people looking to learn how

More information

What is Multimedia? Derived from the word Multi and Media

What is Multimedia? Derived from the word Multi and Media What is Multimedia? Derived from the word Multi and Media Multi Many, Multiple, Media Tools that is used to represent or do a certain things, delivery medium, a form of mass communication newspaper, magazine

More information

The power to create your ideal online or blended course

The power to create your ideal online or blended course The power to create your ideal online or blended course actual images taken from CourseConnect courses save time setting up your online or blended course As an educator, you know that course design can

More information

Boosting student retention and engagement rates with video at Odessa College

Boosting student retention and engagement rates with video at Odessa College Boosting student retention and engagement rates with video at Odessa College About Odessa College A medium-sized community college in West Texas Made a substantial academic shift towards offering a majority

More information

iuoc: Enhanced Mobile Learning at the UOC

iuoc: Enhanced Mobile Learning at the UOC iuoc: Enhanced Mobile Learning at the UOC Thursday 16th June 2011 Time: 13:30-13:55 ABSTRACT iuoc: Enhanced Mobile Learning at the UOC is an initiative of the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) in collaboration

More information

New to the Second Edition

New to the Second Edition p reface EHR Matters! Welcome to the second edition of Integrated Electronic Health Records: An Online Course and Worktext for Greenway Medical Technologies PrimeSUITE! Electronic Health Records implementation

More information

E-books. E-Reading: The Transition in Higher Education. Mobile Perspectives. OnBy David McCarthy

E-books. E-Reading: The Transition in Higher Education. Mobile Perspectives. OnBy David McCarthy Mobile Perspectives OnBy David McCarthy E-books E-Reading: The Transition in Higher Education Higher education s interest in digital content, especially e-books, has gone off the charts. With the rapid

More information

The 2010 21st-Century Campus Report: Campus 2.0. July 19, 2010. 2010 CDW Government LLC

The 2010 21st-Century Campus Report: Campus 2.0. July 19, 2010. 2010 CDW Government LLC The 2010 21st-Century Campus Report: Campus 2.0 July 19, 2010 2010 CDW Government LLC 1 Study Focus and Objectives Now in its third year, the CDW-G 21st-Century Campus Report examines the role of technology

More information

Stock Market Instructor Guide

Stock Market Instructor Guide Stock Market Using GoVenture In Your Learning Environment Contents 1. Welcome... 3 2. About GoVenture... 4 3. What Makes GoVenture Stock Market Unique... 5 4. How GoVenture Differs from Other Stock Simulations...

More information

A Learning Path to Understanding Biology

A Learning Path to Understanding Biology A Learning Path to Understanding Biology Understanding Biology and its online assets have been carefully thought out and crafted to help you, the student, work efficiently and effectively through the material

More information

(Under Review) Policies and Procedures For Distance Learning @ Alcorn State University. Prepared by: Distance Learning Committee

(Under Review) Policies and Procedures For Distance Learning @ Alcorn State University. Prepared by: Distance Learning Committee (Under Review) Policies and Procedures For Distance Learning @ Alcorn State University Prepared by: Distance Learning Committee & Office of Academic Technologies 1 Table of Contents Overview of Academic

More information

Student User Guide for PsychPortal Fundamentals of Abnormal Psychology, Sixth Edition

Student User Guide for PsychPortal Fundamentals of Abnormal Psychology, Sixth Edition Student User Guide for PsychPortal Fundamentals of Abnormal Psychology, Sixth Edition Comer Getting Started with PsychPortal for Comer Fundamentals of Abnormal Psychology, 6e Table of Contents Overview...

More information

Implementation of the Web-based Learning in PhD Education

Implementation of the Web-based Learning in PhD Education Implementation of the Web-based Learning in PhD Education Valentina Terzieva, Katia Todorova, Lilia Simeonova Abstract: One of the continuing challenges of education is enabling those who attempt to improve

More information

GVCS Recommended K-8 Math Programs August 2015

GVCS Recommended K-8 Math Programs August 2015 GVCS Recommended K-8 Math Programs August 2015 The following math curriculum recommendations have been carefully chosen by the GVCS Common Core Committee. They are suited for a variety of teaching and

More information

QA Digital Learning THE MOST POWERFUL THE MOST POWERFUL DIGITAL DIGITAL LEARNING LEARNING SOLUTIONS SOLUTIONS.

QA Digital Learning THE MOST POWERFUL THE MOST POWERFUL DIGITAL DIGITAL LEARNING LEARNING SOLUTIONS SOLUTIONS. QA Digital Learning THE MOST POWERFUL THE MOST POWERFUL DIGITAL DIGITAL LEARNING LEARNING SOLUTIONS SOLUTIONS. Personal learning, whatever the scale. We train organisations of all shapes and sizes, from

More information

8.38.1.2.4 Online Program. An academic program that contains only online courses.

8.38.1.2.4 Online Program. An academic program that contains only online courses. 8.38 ONLINE COURSE POLICIES [Administrative Updates 9/9/14] 8.38.1 Institutional Context 8.38.1.1 Introduction. Online courses and programming involving significant online delivery can be educationally

More information

CDW G 21st-Century Classroom Assessment Tool

CDW G 21st-Century Classroom Assessment Tool CDW G 21st-Century Classroom Assessment Tool CONTENTS Instructions... 3 Student Survey Instrument... 4 Faculty Survey Instrument... 14 IT Staff Survey Instrument... 22 2 2010 CDW G 21st-Century Classroom

More information

Fall 2013 Online Math 227

Fall 2013 Online Math 227 Dear Math 227 Students, Fall 2013 Online Math 227 Welcome to your ITV Math 125 course. The advantage of taking this course is that you can view PowerPoint presentation, watch video lectures, and complete

More information

EQUELLA. One Central Repository for a Diverse Range of Content. www.equella.com

EQUELLA. One Central Repository for a Diverse Range of Content. www.equella.com EQUELLA One Central Repository for a Diverse Range of Content www.equella.com What is EQUELLA? EQUELLA, our web-based platform, provides one central location for the delivery of a diverse range of content

More information

!!!! Online Education White Paper. January 25, 2014

!!!! Online Education White Paper. January 25, 2014 Online Education White Paper January 25, 2014 Executive Summary A renewed interest in online education has surfaced recently, largely sparked by issues of bottlenecking and course availability on college

More information

Who s ready to buy now? Who s a warm prospect? Who s been left behind? Top Producer has the answers.

Who s ready to buy now? Who s a warm prospect? Who s been left behind? Top Producer has the answers. Who s ready to buy now? Who s a warm prospect? Who s been left behind? Top Producer has the answers. Top Producer - the easy-to-use CRM Follow up with prospects and leads wherever you are A professional

More information

STEM CURRICULUM AND SOLUTIONS. Courses, Resources, and Support to Prepare Your Students for Their Future

STEM CURRICULUM AND SOLUTIONS. Courses, Resources, and Support to Prepare Your Students for Their Future STEM CURRICULUM AND SOLUTIONS Courses, Resources, and Support to Prepare Your Students for Their Future Helping schools and districts strengthen STEM education Without a doubt, it s a national priority.

More information

Current Advantages and Disadvantages of Using E-Textbooks in Texas Higher Education

Current Advantages and Disadvantages of Using E-Textbooks in Texas Higher Education VOLUME 7, NUMBER 1, 2013 Current Advantages and Disadvantages of Using E-Textbooks in Texas Higher Education Darlene Waller Doctoral Candidate Texas A&M University-Commerce Commerce, TX Abstract This study

More information

(ICON) Company Facts and Figures. Case: Symbiosis Centre for Distance Learning. Introduction. Why Technology based Learning?

(ICON) Company Facts and Figures. Case: Symbiosis Centre for Distance Learning. Introduction. Why Technology based Learning? Case: Symbiosis Centre for Distance Learning Company Facts and Figures Industry: Higher education 2008 Revenues: US$37 million Scope of Services and Products: Providing post university education, 16 programs,

More information

Phase 2 The System Specification

Phase 2 The System Specification Team W2 Video-Conferencing-Based Classroom Extension Sergio Bana Andrew Carland Matt Dyson Sarah Jordan Andrew Wantuch Phase 2 The System Specification 1 P a g e TABLE OF CONTENTS 1. INTRODUCTORY PROBLEM

More information

Utilise one central repository for a diverse range of content EQUELLA. www.equella.com

Utilise one central repository for a diverse range of content EQUELLA. www.equella.com Utilise one central repository for a diverse range of content EQUELLA C O N T E N T P L A T F O R M www.equella.com What is EQUELLA? EQUELLA, our web-based platform provides one central location for the

More information

SAUDER SCHOOL OF BUSINESS UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA

SAUDER SCHOOL OF BUSINESS UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA Helping Students Become Better Presenters in 2 Days and 400 Videos SAUDER SCHOOL OF BUSINESS UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA CAPTURING 400 STUDENT PRESENTATIONS IN JUST 48 HOURS The vision for the class

More information

BUILT FOR Los Angeles USD QUICK START GUIDE. Mix581Q036

BUILT FOR Los Angeles USD QUICK START GUIDE. Mix581Q036 QUICK START GUIDE Mix58Q036 Welcome to the Online Learning Exchange California History Social Science Digital Program This teacher implementation kit will get you up and running with access to your digital

More information

Honeywell Total Connect Tracking Services. Heavy Equipment Tracking an Asset to Your Business

Honeywell Total Connect Tracking Services. Heavy Equipment Tracking an Asset to Your Business Honeywell Total Connect Tracking Services Heavy Equipment Tracking an Asset to Your Business Make the Smart Move Honeywell Total Connect Tracking Services are the most convenient, cost-effective way to

More information

Graduate Business Education for the Energy Industry

Graduate Business Education for the Energy Industry Graduate Business Education for the Energy Industry Region of Peel 2010 Energy Matters Summit Col. John Turner, GEM Executive Director What is GEM 3? GEM 3 = Partnerships Hybrid-online graduate education

More information

Choosing an LMS FOR EMPLOYEE TRAINING

Choosing an LMS FOR EMPLOYEE TRAINING Choosing an LMS FOR EMPLOYEE TRAINING As organizations grow it becomes more challenging to scale your internal learning culture. You must be certain that your staff is trained in the entire organizational

More information

Ten Simple Steps Toward Universal Design of Online Courses

Ten Simple Steps Toward Universal Design of Online Courses Ten Simple Steps Toward Universal Design of Online Courses Implementing the principles of universal design in online learning means anticipating the diversity of students that may enroll in your course

More information

UCI Student Information Technology Experience - Winter 2007

UCI Student Information Technology Experience - Winter 2007 UCI Student Information Technology Experience - Winter 2007 1. Please tell us how frequently you use various types of information technology. Do not have one Never Rarely a month a week Every day If you

More information

Online Resource Page: Using Technology to Enhance the Teaching and Learning Process

Online Resource Page: Using Technology to Enhance the Teaching and Learning Process Educational Technology & Society 4(4) 2001 ISSN 1436-4522 Online Resource Page: Using Technology to Enhance the Teaching and Learning Process Moderator & Sumamrizer: Brent Muirhead D.Min., Ph.D. Area Chair,

More information

CompClass User Guide for Students The Bedford Guide for College Writers, Ninth Edition. Kennedy

CompClass User Guide for Students The Bedford Guide for College Writers, Ninth Edition. Kennedy CompClass User Guide for Students The Bedford Guide for College Writers, Ninth Edition Kennedy Getting Started with CompClass for The Bedford Guide for College Writers, Ninth Edition Table of Contents

More information

Speak Up 2015 Science Teacher Survey

Speak Up 2015 Science Teacher Survey Speak Up 2015 Science Teacher Survey 1. What is your primary job assignment this year? Classroom teacher Department Head/Chair Instructional Coach Curriculum specialist Special Education Teacher 2. What

More information

Enhance your curriculum with the Financial Times. www.ft.com/education

Enhance your curriculum with the Financial Times. www.ft.com/education www.ft.com/education Enhance your curriculum with the Financial Times Get an international perspective in the classroom with the FT s global news and analysis. International business at your fingertips

More information

Speak Up 2015 School Site Administrator Survey

Speak Up 2015 School Site Administrator Survey Speak Up 2015 School Site Administrator Survey 1. What is your primary job assignment this year? Principal, Headmaster, or Executive Director Assistant Principal Guidance, Career, or Admissions Counselor

More information

TECHconnect Classes for Seniors

TECHconnect Classes for Seniors Events for Seniors TECHconnect Classes for Seniors Covering computer basics, social media and mobile technology. LIMITED SPACES Regular hands-on computer workshops for beginners and intermediate users

More information

Adobe Productivity and Creativity Tool www.adobe.com

Adobe Productivity and Creativity Tool www.adobe.com 1 Adobe Productivity and Creativity Tool www.adobe.com Overview Adobe Systems Incorporated is one of the leading computer software companies in the world. Established in 1982, the company has its main

More information

Student User Guide for BioPortal Biochemistry, Seventh Edition

Student User Guide for BioPortal Biochemistry, Seventh Edition Student User Guide for BioPortal Biochemistry, Seventh Edition Berg, Tymoczko, & Stryer Getting Started with BioPortal for Berg, Tymoczko, & Stryer Biochemistry, 7e Table of Contents Overview... 1 Getting

More information

CEHD ipad Initiative YEAR TWO REPORT FALL 2011 SPRING 2012. Treden Wagoner, M.A.Ed. Anne Schwalbe Sheila Hoover, Ph.D. David Ernst, Ph.D.

CEHD ipad Initiative YEAR TWO REPORT FALL 2011 SPRING 2012. Treden Wagoner, M.A.Ed. Anne Schwalbe Sheila Hoover, Ph.D. David Ernst, Ph.D. CEHD ipad Initiative YEAR TWO REPORT FALL 2011 SPRING 2012 Treden Wagoner, M.A.Ed. Anne Schwalbe Sheila Hoover, Ph.D. David Ernst, Ph.D. 2 Mobile Learning learning within various contexts and locations

More information

From Analytics to Innovation: Improving experiences in Higher Education. Klopotek Publishers Forum April 2013, Berlin

From Analytics to Innovation: Improving experiences in Higher Education. Klopotek Publishers Forum April 2013, Berlin From Analytics to Innovation: Improving experiences in Higher Education Klopotek Publishers Forum April 2013, Berlin Introduction Fionnuala Duggan Managing Director, International CourseSmart LLC fduggan@coursesmart.com

More information

Definitive Questions for Distance Learning Models

Definitive Questions for Distance Learning Models Definitive Questions for Distance Learning Models Nicole Meredith EDUC 6135-4 Dr. Ronald Paige February 11, 2012 Using the matrix on the next slide click on each of the links for more information. Distance

More information

U.S. Army Training Support Center TCM-TADLP-Courseware Standards and Certification Division. Mobile Best Practices

U.S. Army Training Support Center TCM-TADLP-Courseware Standards and Certification Division. Mobile Best Practices Mobile Best Practices General Considerations The decision to include mobile delivery for all or part of your content may happen as a result of media, or it may happen as a result of policy changes from

More information

Running Head: Universal Design 1. Applying Universal Design to Education Brittany Walker University of Wisconsin-Platteville

Running Head: Universal Design 1. Applying Universal Design to Education Brittany Walker University of Wisconsin-Platteville Running Head: Universal Design 1 Applying Universal Design to Education Brittany Walker University of Wisconsin-Platteville Running Head: Universal Design 2 In this day and age, Universal Design has grown

More information

Streaming Audio and Video for Course Design Kerry Shephard

Streaming Audio and Video for Course Design Kerry Shephard Streaming Audio and Video for Course Design Kerry Shephard Introduction The use of streaming audio and video (or streaming media) to support learning is new; using audio and video to support learning is

More information

Innovative Technology in the Classroom: A Live, Real-Time Case Study of Technology Disruptions of the Publishing Industry

Innovative Technology in the Classroom: A Live, Real-Time Case Study of Technology Disruptions of the Publishing Industry Innovative Technology in the Classroom: A Live, Real-Time Case Study of Technology Disruptions of the Publishing Industry Mitchell Weisberg Sawyer Business School, Suffolk University Managing Director,

More information

California History Social Science

California History Social Science California History Social Science QUICK START GUIDE Mix58Q036 Welcome to Online Learning Exchange California History Social Science Digital Program This teacher implementation kit will get you up and running

More information

Creating Assessments Using Online Tools PRDV74419 Online 1 Credit Instructor: Barbara Murray Email: bmurray3@framingham.edu

Creating Assessments Using Online Tools PRDV74419 Online 1 Credit Instructor: Barbara Murray Email: bmurray3@framingham.edu Sessions 1 & 2 2016 Creating Assessments Using Online Tools PRDV74419 Online 1 Credit Instructor: Barbara Murray Email: bmurray3@framingham.edu Course Description: Welcome to Creating Assessments Using

More information

Become a LEADER in Developmental Biology Education! Tutorial: Submitting learning/teaching objects for the SDB digital library

Become a LEADER in Developmental Biology Education! Tutorial: Submitting learning/teaching objects for the SDB digital library Become a LEADER in Developmental Biology Education! Tutorial: Submitting learning/teaching objects for the SDB digital library Diana Darnell: SDB/LEADER Archivist darnell@email.arizona.edu What is LEADER?

More information

Using ipads in Undergraduate Mathematics

Using ipads in Undergraduate Mathematics Using ipads in Undergraduate Mathematics Eric J. Thornburg This paper was completed and submitted in partial fulfillment of the Master Teacher Program, a 2-year faculty professional development program

More information

HANGE YOUR MIND. Evening Weekend Online DEGREE PROGRAMS. Kathy Master of Arts in Counseling, Community Counseling concentration CHANGE HERE

HANGE YOUR MIND. Evening Weekend Online DEGREE PROGRAMS. Kathy Master of Arts in Counseling, Community Counseling concentration CHANGE HERE HANGE YOUR MIND Kathy Master of Arts in Counseling, Community Counseling concentration CHANGE HERE Evening Weekend Online DEGREE PROGRAMS We know all the reasons why you think going back to school may

More information

Instructor Getting Started Guide for Desire2Learn

Instructor Getting Started Guide for Desire2Learn Instructor Getting Started Guide for Desire2Learn Table of Contents About McGraw-Hill Campus... 2 Before you begin... 2 Initial Setup of the McGraw-Hill Campus Module... 3 Accessing McGraw-Hill Campus...

More information

Online Collaboration For Organizational Training And Development

Online Collaboration For Organizational Training And Development Online Collaboration For Organizational Training And Development The only collaboration solution designed expressly for training and education, Blackboard Collaborate is a comprehensive, open platform

More information

FULL TIME SCHOOL COMPREHENSIVE PROGRAM K12 CURRICULUM POWERED BY

FULL TIME SCHOOL COMPREHENSIVE PROGRAM K12 CURRICULUM POWERED BY FULL TIME SCHOOL COMPREHENSIVE PROGRAM POWERED BY K12 CURRICULUM Curriculum, Technology, and Services to Help Your District s Online Learning Program Thrive WE CAN HELP YOU PERSONALIZE LEARNING FOR EACH

More information

Important Opportunities For School Libraries

Important Opportunities For School Libraries 5 Most Important Opportunities For School Libraries According to Australian School Library Staff Powering Knowledge Performance softlinkint.com Introduction Softlink conducted the fifth annual Australian

More information

At Your Service: Your Roadmap to Support from SAS

At Your Service: Your Roadmap to Support from SAS Introduction At Your Service: Your Roadmap to Support from SAS Kathy Council, Vice President, SAS Publications Division I ve had the good fortune to do a fair bit of travel; from small seaside resort towns,

More information

Application of Technology in Project-Based Distance Learning

Application of Technology in Project-Based Distance Learning Application of Technology in Project-Based Distance Learning Ali Mehrabian* and Karla Alvarado* * Engineering Technology Department, University of Central Florida Orlando, FL 32816, USA and Isabelina Nahmens

More information

Online Training Made Easier with Video

Online Training Made Easier with Video Online Training Made Easier with Video A Ziff Davis White Paper Sponsored by: Contents Executive Summary... 03 Online Training... 03 Online Training with Video... 04 Primary approaches to online training

More information

Pearson at BETT 2014

Pearson at BETT 2014 Pearson at BETT 2014 Helping people make progress in their lives through learning wherever they are in the world. Pearson is the world s leading education company. Whether it s in the classroom, in the

More information

Inbound Marketing Methodology

Inbound Marketing Methodology White Paper Inbound Marketing Methodology The best way to turn strangers into customers and promoters of your business. The proven methodology for the digital age Since 2006 inbound marketing has been

More information

Speak Up 2015 State Data Science Teachers

Speak Up 2015 State Data Science Teachers State: IN Results based on 363 survey(s). Note: Survey responses are based upon the number of individuals that responded to the specific question. 1 2 3 4 5 What is your primary job assignment this year?

More information

UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND MONEY AND BANKING Economics 330 Fall 2015

UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND MONEY AND BANKING Economics 330 Fall 2015 UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND MONEY AND BANKING Economics 330 Fall 2015 Professor: Martina Copelman Office: TDY 3127 F at College Park Phone:(301) 405-3548 Lecture: Fridays 9:40-12:20 pm Email: copelman@econ.umd.edu

More information

Instructor Getting Started Guide for Desire2Learn

Instructor Getting Started Guide for Desire2Learn Instructor Getting Started Guide for Desire2Learn Table of Contents About McGraw-Hill Campus... 2 Before you begin... 2 Initial Setup of the McGraw-Hill Campus Module... 3 Accessing McGraw-Hill Campus...

More information

LEARNING NETWORK DEMONSTRATION: DELIVERING BUSINESS EDUCATION IN A DISTANCE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT

LEARNING NETWORK DEMONSTRATION: DELIVERING BUSINESS EDUCATION IN A DISTANCE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT LEARNING NETWORK DEMONSTRATION: DELIVERING BUSINESS EDUCATION IN A DISTANCE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT Owen P. Hall, Jr. Graziadio School, Pepperdine University ohall@pepperdine.edu ABSTRACT Distance learning

More information

GGR272: GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION AND MAPPING I. Course Outline

GGR272: GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION AND MAPPING I. Course Outline DESCRIPTION GGR272: GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION AND MAPPING I Course Outline This course is an introduction to digital mapping and spatial analysis using a geographic information system (GIS). Students learn

More information

Charlene M. L. Roach The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine

Charlene M. L. Roach The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Reflections on Evolution in the Use of Information Technology to Enhance Teaching and Learning: From the University of the West Indies, to the United States, and Back Again Charlene M. L. Roach The University

More information

EMBRACING TECHNOLOGY TO ACHIEVE RESULTS WHAT IS LEARNSMART? HOW LEARNSMART BENEFITS EDUCATORS

EMBRACING TECHNOLOGY TO ACHIEVE RESULTS WHAT IS LEARNSMART? HOW LEARNSMART BENEFITS EDUCATORS McGraw-Hill LearnSmart Effectiveness Study Evaluating the adaptive learning tool s impact on pass and retention rates and instructional efficiencies at seven U.S. universities EMBRACING TECHNOLOGY TO ACHIEVE

More information

Online Student Orientation

Online Student Orientation Online Student Orientation A Virtual Walk to Class Online Student Orientation Script Slide Slide Title Script 1 Online Student Orientation Welcome to Aurora University! This virtual walk to class is designed

More information

Taking it Mobile: Untethered Learning for 21st Century Students

Taking it Mobile: Untethered Learning for 21st Century Students Taking it Mobile: Untethered Learning for 21st Century Students TODAY S MOBILE LEARNER One of the most salient characteristics of learning in the 21st century is that it s no longer confined to the classroom,

More information

Digital Resource Management & Reader

Digital Resource Management & Reader Digital Resource Management & Reader Single-User, Multi-User, Interactive, Perpetual & Subscription ebooks Choose From A Growing List of over 300,000 Digital Titles Non-Fiction Fiction & Popular Fiction

More information

which type of classes should you attend?

which type of classes should you attend? 2 This Getting Started Guide is your source for up-to-date information about choosing a business school or program. Use these tips to get organized and motivated and get going on making your dreams a reality.

More information

1 to 1 Laptop Programs Brisbane Catholic Education

1 to 1 Laptop Programs Brisbane Catholic Education 1 to 1 Laptop Programs Brisbane Catholic Education Introduction What is a one to one program? A 1 to 1 laptop program provides every student and teacher access to his or her own laptop computer in a wireless

More information

Online Learning Solutions for the Challenges of Catholic Education

Online Learning Solutions for the Challenges of Catholic Education Online Learning Solutions for the Challenges of Catholic Education How would that business continue to function and prosper without the owner? As teaching technology has advanced, online education has

More information

START TEACHER'S GUIDE

START TEACHER'S GUIDE START TEACHER'S GUIDE Introduction A complete summary of the GAME:IT Junior curriculum. Welcome to STEM Fuse's GAME:IT Junior Course Whether GAME:IT Junior is being taught as an introductory technology

More information

Interactive Programs. genrmedia.com. 845 Third Avenue, 6th Floor New York, New York 10022 info@genrmedia.com

Interactive Programs. genrmedia.com. 845 Third Avenue, 6th Floor New York, New York 10022 info@genrmedia.com Interactive Programs genrmedia.com 845 Third Avenue, 6th Floor New York, New York 10022 info@genrmedia.com Online Initiatives As innovators in digital media and marketing, GenR Media offers a suite of

More information

Year (Freshman Senior) Gender Age Region Major of study. 25 minute online survey

Year (Freshman Senior) Gender Age Region Major of study. 25 minute online survey Objectives Since 2004, the annual ECAR study of undergraduate students and information technology has sought to shed light on how information technology affects the college experience. Specific research

More information

MAKE A DIFFERENCE. For This Generation and The Next. Presenting MPH@GW, a top-tier online Master of Public Health

MAKE A DIFFERENCE. For This Generation and The Next. Presenting MPH@GW, a top-tier online Master of Public Health MAKE A DIFFERENCE For This Generation and The Next Presenting MPH@GW, a top-tier online Master of Public Health With the knowledge and skills I ve learned at the School of Public Health & Health Services

More information

NBES Conference 10 am, March 8, 2012

NBES Conference 10 am, March 8, 2012 IPAD OR IFAD THE MOBILE CLASSROOM NBES Conference 10 am, March 8, 2012 Nantucket Room Maui Hawaii Dr. Ian Shepherd Abilene Christian University Dr. Brent Reeves Abilene Christian University GOALS OF ACU

More information

Inspiring Learning Through Technology. JENZABAR elearning

Inspiring Learning Through Technology. JENZABAR elearning JENZABAR elearning Inspiring Learning Through Technology JENZABAR elearning JENZABAR elearning The LMS from the Higher Ed Technology Experts Jenzabar is more than just your technology partner. With decades

More information

In this topic we discuss a number of design decisions you can make to help ensure your course is accessible to all users.

In this topic we discuss a number of design decisions you can make to help ensure your course is accessible to all users. Accessible Course Design As a course designer you hold a pivotal role in ensuring that Learning Environment is accessible to all users, regardless of their learning needs. It is your content that students

More information

Lesson 1: Introduction to James Madison High School

Lesson 1: Introduction to James Madison High School Lesson 1: Introduction to James Madison High School Welcome! Welcome to James Madison High School! And congratulations on taking this first important step to achieving your dream. You re probably quite

More information