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Leading E-Text and E-Content Initiatives

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Abstract

Many higher education institutions are considering whether to move from traditional textbooks to e-textbooks. The EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative Leadership Seminar, hosted at the 2013 ELI Annual Meeting, brought together a group of individuals from a variety of higher education institutions interested in e-texts/e-content and in leadership focused on that area. This ELI Brief describes the main areas of discussion at the seminar. The range of topics included initiating e-text pilot projects, broadening interest in open access resources, and strategies for rejuvenating interest in e-texts among potential adopters (faculty and students alike), particularly those who have not yet fully explored the range of affordances that differentiate e-texts from traditional textbooks.

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