Driving Awareness, Adoptions, and Affordability
I attended and did a presentation at an NJEDge.Net's Educational Activities Task Force event last April that was an exploration of all things e-reader, e-book, e-textbook held at Fairleigh Dickinson University in NJ. It was just at the time of the iPad release which heated up the conversations about these formats generally and adds yet another possibility to what schools might be considering.
There were reports on eReader pilot projects at Fairleigh Dickinson, Princeton and Seton Hall Universities. Pearson Education discussed eTextbooks and ePublishing formats. eBook purchasing will be
addressed by VALE.
I gave an introduction to using open textbooks to the audience. The majority of attendees were not aware of open textbooks at all.
The slides I used are online and downloadable at