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You are invited to participate in an Affordable Learning Initiative professional development series that has been designed specifically for CSU. Please join Erin Walker, Higher Education Learning Technology Consultant, for an interactive webinar series - “21st Century Teaching and Learning: eTexts”.

Live Webinars include three levels on 21st Century Teaching and Learning Series: eTexts

View the professional development overview video for more information.

 

 

 

Courses to be offered include:

  • Course 100: eTexts -The Past, Present, and Future of eTexts
  • Course 200: Open eTextbooks: Finding High Quality Content and Low Costs
  • Course 300: Subscription eTextbooks: Improving the Teaching and Learning Experience with Enhanced Functionality

In these webinars, you will:

  • Learn to identify the leading commercial and open eText platforms in the marketplace
  • Confirm existing campus-specific bookstore partnerships
  • Develop an expertise on eText platforms at your campus
  • Be able to develop and facilitate faculty workshops across campus

Webinar Descriptions

Course 100: eTexts -The Past, Present, and Future of eTexts

  1. What is an eTextbook?
    • How are eTexts designed to be used? What can you do with an eText? What can you NOT do with an eText?
  2. Open Educational Resources (OERs)
    • The OER market landscape. Core OER functionality across platforms. Key benefits of OERs. Potential limitations of OERs
  3. Subscription-based eReaders
    • Subscription-based market landscape. Key benefits of subscription-based eReaders. Potential limitations of subscription-based eReaders
  4. OER vs. Subscription-based eTexts
    • How to determine which one is right for you
  5. Impact on teaching and learning outcomes

Course 200: Open eTextbooks: Finding High Quality Content and Low Costs

  1. What are open education resources (OERs)?
    • History of how and why they came to be. How have they evolved? What is their main purpose for educators?
  2. Review of the OER landscape
    • Overview of the different OERs that are available. Review of core OER functionality across platforms. Review key benefits of OERs. Review potential limitations of OERs
  3. Hands-On with the top 3 OER platforms
  4. Impact on teaching and learning outcomes
    • Key features and functionality that align with specific student outcomes. Case studies of how faculty are using OERs

Course 300: Subscription eTextbooks: Improving the Teaching and Learning Experience with Enhanced Functionality

  1. What are Subscription-based eTexts?
    • History of how and why they came to be. How have they evolved? What is their main purpose for educators?
  2. Review of the Subscription-based eTexts landscape
    • Overview of the different Subscription-based eTexts that are available. Review of core Subscription-based eTexts functionality across platforms. Review key benefits of Subscription-based eTexts. Review potential limitations of Subscription-based eTexts.
  3. Hands-On with the top 3 Subscription-based eTexts platforms
  4. Impact on teaching and learning outcomes
    • Key features and functionality that align with specific student outcomes. Case studies of how faculty are using Subscription-based eTexts

Future Webinars

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Webinar Schedule

  • Thursday, October 2 @ 1 pm PST (Course 100)
  • Friday, October 3 @ 10 am PST (Course 200)
  • Tuesday, October 7 @ 2 pm PST (Course 300)
  • Friday, October 10 @ 10 am PST (Course 100)
  • Tuesday, October 14 @ 2 pm PST (Course 200)
  • Friday, October 17 @ 10 am PST & 11 am PST (Course 300 & 100)
  • Tuesday, October 28 @ 2 pm PST (Course 200)
  • Friday, October 31 @ 10 am PST (Course 300)

Previous Webinar archived recordings

 

On Demand Video Training

Barnes & Noble Yuzu eReader

Customized, On-campus, Regional Training

(upon request)

Link to the Professional Development ALS Community

About Erin Walker

Erin Walker

Erin Walker is a higher education learning technology consultant, with more than 10 years experience leading national education technology initiatives. She has worked for two major publishers, leading the sales and marketing strategy for core digital solutions. She has also worked as an educator in both K-12 and higher education markets, and continues to teach as a part-time adjunct for online and hybrid courses. Erin is passionate about the potential impact that digital and adaptive technologies can have on student retention and results, and has gained unique expertise in assisting faculty and administrators across the country in selecting and implementing digital resources in the classroom in traditional, hybrid, and online environments.