The E-Textbook Opportunity: The Time is Now for SUNY, Phase 2

Awarded Grant: $20,000

Principal Investigator:

Dean Hendrix, University at Buffalo

This project will license electronic versions of textbooks that are used in courses across three SUNY schools: SUNY Brockport, University at Buffalo (UB) and SUNY Delhi. A continuation of a previously funded IITG pilot (“Phase 1”), Phase 2 leverages the knowledge and technical expertise gained in Phase 1 to shape and refine the features, licenses, implementation and future of e-textbooks within SUNY. Phase 2 delves deeper into the quickly evolving e-textbook environment by exploring new assessment methodologies related to student learning outcomes, developing longitudinal data sets for pinpointing trends among specific student populations, analyzing the impact of price on e-textbook adoption and investigating the feasibility of a student-centered e-textbook model.

Co-PI’s and Key Partners:

Charles Lyons, MS, Electronic Resources Librarian, University at Buffalo Libraries
Mary Jo Orzech, MLS, Ph.D., Director, Drake Memorial Library, SUNY College at Brockport
Pamela J Peters, MLS, Director, Resnick Library, SUNY Delhi

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