Annual Best Practices Conference: The Changing Dynamics of Textbooks 2/21/14

The Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology (CTLT) and the Pforzheimer Center for Faculty Development are sponsoring the fourth annual Best Practices Conference.  This year’s one-day conference will look at the changing dynamics of textbooks and supplemental course material.  The textbook industry has been changing at a fast and continuous pace. Over the past few years instructors and students have noticed how some textbooks have remained the traditional paper bound with an ever-increasing price tag; some publishers have created an electronic version of the textbook; some have even added an in-depth, multimedia platform to supplement the textbooks. This conference will look at the current and future trends of the textbook industry and the different services they provide. There will be two moderated panel discussions in the morning. One will address the future of textbook content and the second will address the future of resource distribution. During lunch Prof. Linda Bathgate from Pace’s Publishing Program will speak on the future of the textbook industry. After lunch there will be a period of time dedicated to exhibits by the companies and presentations by Pace faculty incorporating textbooks and digital resources into their teaching.

If you would like to be included as a presenter please outline what new, enhanced or dynamic resources you are incorporating into your instruction. Are you using an alternative to the traditional textbook? Are you using one of the rich embedded textbook platforms? Please submit your outline or short overview to by February 7, 2014.

This year’s theme is:

The Changing Dynamics of Textbooks

Friday, February 21, 2014
Aniello Bianco Room (formerly the Multipurpose Room)
Pace University – New York City Campus
One Pace Plaza
New York, NY 10038



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