John Raible is an Associate Instructional Designer at the University of Central Florida's Center for Distributed Learning. In this role, he works with faculty to transition courses from face-to-face to the blended or online environment. His research areas include accessibility for online learners and the adoption/creation of Open Educational Resources. He has presented at local, state, national, and international conferences; in addition to being published in multiple peer-reviewed journals. In addition to his instructional designer role, he has taught online and blended courses at both the community college and university level. John is currently a doctoral candidate in the Learning, Design, and Technology EdD program at the University of Wyoming.
A four-year university-wide study of students' e-textbook practices found that e-textbook use has increased, particularly among younger students. Instructor practices have improved, but there is still room for growth, suggesting implications for focused professional development.
A two-year university-wide study of students' e-textbook practices found that e-textbook use has increased and become broader demographically.