This paper explores the results of a semester-long eTextbook research project at a Canadian college and shares six suggestions grounded in student feedback.
With a professional and academic background in educational technology, encompassing ten years of teaching experience and another ten years of experience in roles related to educational development and management, I am passionate about the process of technology adoption and utilization as they relate to teaching and learning.
Though optimistic about the use of technology to increase access, reduce cost and improve quality, my research shows that I approach technology with a healthy dose of constructive skepticism. My research focuses on digital learning in the college sector. Two recent projects include digital textbooks and interactive whiteboards — topics of broad appeal given sector-wide interest in the issue of textbook affordability and utilization rates of classroom technology.
Lethbridge College, located in Alberta, Canada, reviewed and analyzed student survey feedback acquired through the ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology.
Facing license renewal of an existing e-learning platform and a campus perception that Lynda.com might better meet their needs, Lethbridge College conducted a comparative analysis of two different platforms.