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UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN LIBRARY & ELSEVIER INVITE YOU TO A LIBRARY CONNECT EVENT

THE FUTURE OF E-TEXTBOOKS:
A SYMPOSIUM ON THE INFLUENCE OF E-TEXTBOOKS ON ACADEMIC LIFE

About This Event

The arrival of Smart Boards, personal computers and wireless printers have begun to change the way that students interact with faculty and academic content. The technological revolution continues, and with the recent arrival of e-readers, tablet PCs, and smart phones, printed textbooks may also soon be history.

How will information become interactive and constantly evolving, while improving learning outcomes? What can we learn from social networks? How will the economics and future business models of the e-textbook market be influenced, and will online learning transform student life? How will it change the teaching environment in the future? What role will academic e-textbooks have?

Please join us for a symposium to explore these issues.

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DATE & TIME




Friday, March 18th, 2011
9:00AM - 4:00PM
(Refreshments and lunch provided by Elsevier)

University of Michigan - Central Campus
Palmer Commons
917 Church Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109












SPEAKERS & TOPICS

Bryan Skib, Associate University Librarian for Collections, University of Michigan Library & Suzanne BeDell, Managing Director for Science & Technology Books, Elsevier: Welcome & Opening Remarks

Maria Bonn
, Associate University Librarian for Publishing, University of Michigan Library: Responding to the Changing Textbook Terrain at the University of Michigan


Stephen Acker, Associate Professor, Ohio State University | Research Director, eTextOhio Project: Avoiding the Tragedy of the Commons: Creating new business models for digital textbook delivery that serve publisher, librarian, bookstore, faculty and student requirements

Natsuko Nicholls, Research Area Specialist Associate, MPublishing, University of Michigan Library: Michigan Textbook Study and Pilot: A Research Perspective

Ken Brooks, Senior Vice President, Global Production and Manufacturing Services, Cengage Learning:
The New Textbook: Moving Beyond Paper

Rafael Sidi, Vice President, Product Management for ScienceDirect, Elsevier: There's an App for That!  Empowering the Community for Better Outcomes



Panel Discussions

University of Michigan Faculty/Instructor Panel
Moderated by Scott Dennis, Humanities Librarian and Coordinator, Core Electronic Resources at the University Library

Join us for a discussion with three instructors at UM doing innovative work with electronic course materials.   Learn how they developed their own course textbooks, incorporate electronic texts into the curriculum and their vision for e-textbooks.

Tim McKay, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Physics

Brenda Gunderson, Senior Lecturer, Department of Statistics

Chris Gerben, Graduate Student Instructor / Graduate Teaching Consultant, Department of English Language and Literature

University of Michigan Student Panel
Moderated by Jennifer Green, Manager of SAND, Government Information & Maps at the University Library


Current UM students will talk about their use of e-textbooks for courses, including their likes and dislikes, as well as their perspective on what would make e-textbooks viable in the future.






































 















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