This article looks at faculty and student experiences in pilot courses that use eTexts from two large publishing companies. In total six courses separated into 15 sections were observed in the study.
The study found that the library was an obvious choice for both students and faculty to seek on-campus help with questions about eTexts. However, the university ultimately withdrew their support of the pilot program due to legal issues surrounding accessibility brought to light by the National Federation of the Blind. The authors state it is unlikely the university will participate in future eText pilots until the platforms and interphase are deemed accessible for all of their students.
Schroeder, H. M. (2013). The changing landscape of course content: Electronic textbooks and electronic coursepacks. In Charleston Library Conference.
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|In Publication||Charleston Library Conference|
|Type of Research||Quantitative|
|Research Design||Survey research (qualitative or quantitative)|
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|Student Sample Size||500 +|