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What We’re Learning from E-Text Pilots

Joan Cheverie
Policy Specialist
EDUCAUSE

Rodney Petersen
Managing Director of Washington Office & Senior Government Relations Officer
EDUCAUSE

Jarret Cummings
Policy Specialist
EDUCAUSE

 

Faculty, students, authors, and publishers all have a stake in the evolution of textbooks. As texts and business models are transformed variously by online interactivity and open-source content, what are the implications for the stakeholders? EDUCAUSE and Internet2 have been collaborating on e-text pilots to explore some of these issues. In addition to assessing how e-texts are best used, the multi-campus pilots seek to test new models for financing, distributing, and using e-texts. This session will include discussion about some of the policy issues, such as licensing versus sales, accessibility, affordability, rights, and privacy.

 

http://www.educause.edu/focus-areas-and-initiatives/policy-and-security/educause-policy/issues-and-positions/etexts-pilot-series

Last updated:  Friday, December 7th, 2012