Internet2/EDUCAUSE Etextbook Pilot
Learn About the Pilot!
Members of the University of South Florida Tampa faculty have been accepted to participate in an etextbook pilot project for fall semester, 2012. Sponsored by Internet2 and EDUCAUSE, USF has joined twenty-eight universities to test a new etextbook model.
Courseload, a digital materials distribution and learning collaboration tool, will be embedded in the student’s course on Blackboard. It will allow students to take full advantage of their electronic textbooks by encouraging them to print what they need, highlight passages in the text, and create annotations.
In the pilot project, up to 1600 students registered in the participating courses will get free access to their electronic textbooks. As an option, students can purchase a print version of the textbook for under $34.00. At the end of the pilot, students will be asked to provide feedback on their experience with these etextbooks to assist in determining the effectiveness of the pilot.
McGraw-Hill will be the only participating publisher and McGraw-Hill Connect, a web-based assignment and assessment platform, will be included in the pilot.
If you would like to read more about the pilot, you can click here.
For any questions or further information, please contact, Monica Metz-Wiseman (email@example.com, 813 974-9854) or any member of the USF Internet2/EDUCAUSE E-Text Pilot Work Group listed at the Pilot Information page.