CourseSmart®, the world’s largest provider of eTextbooks and digital course materials, and Campus Technology, a leading higher education technology publication, today announced details around their upcoming webinar, Making the Move to a Digital Campus: Best Practices and Pitfalls from the Front Lines, which will be held on November 10, 2011.
During the free, one-hour webinar, representatives from three institutions will share their unique experiences of adopting digital course materials on their campus, challenges encountered while integrating the technology and advice to colleges and universities considering a similar digital solution. Presenters include:
- Judy Lowe, assistant vice president-center for distributed education and multimedia at Chattanooga State Community College
- Chris Manriquez, associate vice president for information technology/academic technology officer at Cal State University Fullerton
- Dennis A. Trinkle, Ph.D., provost and chief academic officer at Harrison College
Moderated by Linda Briggs, contributing editor at Campus Technology, the panel will tackle key issues including faculty and student resistance to eTextbook programs as well as highlight the benefits each institution has experienced since adopting their digital course materials solution. Additional discussion includes how to:
- Reduce costs up to 60% over traditional textbook and content delivery methods
- Provide anytime, anywhere access to materials through any web-enabled mobile device
- Meet adoption timeliness and transparency standards in course materials selection as stipulated in the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA)
- Achieve greater ROI on existing campus platform investments
- Provide faculty and students with instant and seamless access to course materials
- Ensure the latest accessibility standard for students and faculty with disabilities
The webinar will be held Thursday, November 10, 2011, at 11 AM PT / 2 PM ET. To register for this free webinar, please visit http://ow.ly/7lhmM. And, don’t forget you can join the conversation on Twitter by following @CourseSmart_ and #edtechchat.