ITS Office of Teaching, Learning & Technology has collaborated with the College of Education at the University of Iowa to closely examine how students and faculty use e-textbooks in a variety of disciplines—from accounting to biology.

RESEARCH OBJECTIVES

  • Evaluate student and faculty attitudes towards using eTexts, the impact on student learning, and cost savings for students.
  • Evaluate accessibility of eTexts and open content.
  • Learn what enterprise technology support we may need for campus-wide eText efforts.
  • Provide input to publishers and decision makers regarding future sustainable business models that are most advantageous to students.

COLLABORATORS

Sam Van Horne, Ph.D., OTLT Assessment Director of ITS Office of Teaching, Learning & Technology.

Kathy Schuh, Ph.D., is associate professor in the Department of Psychological and Quantitative Foundations in the College of Education at the University of Iowa. Professor Schuh brings significant expertise in the design of instruction and mediated learning.

Carolyn Colvin, PhD. from the Department of Teaching and Learning in the College of Education at the University of Iowa. Professor Colvin’s area of expertise is adult literacy education.

Jane Russell, Ph.D., Instructional Designer at The Center for Teaching, ITS Office of Teaching, Learning & Technology

Image of books coming out of a laptop screen.