New Digital Learning Platforms and Opportunities
Beth Lang Golub
John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Students and professors are moving to online content solutions at an increasing rate. Ebook platforms and the variety of devices are proliferating quickly. Publishers are under intense pressure from local, state and the federal government to lower the price of course materials. These and related issues are providing complexity, challenges, and opportunity to the higher education publishing industry.
Wiley is working on many fronts to keep costs and prices down. Initiatives include sending out complimentary review copies in digital format (via CourseSmart) and offering a broad range of options to students including printed loose-leaf and custom books and a variety of digital formats including CourseSmart, VitalSource, and WileyPLUS.
Wiley is exploring new online models for delivering content and services that meet the needs of professors and students. Wiley is developing new distribution models and building relationships with new technology partners. I will discuss some of the new models and provide an overview of the issues in the quickly changing publishing environment. We will also brainstorm ideas on the kinds of learning resources that professors would like to see included in the new digital platforms for IS courses.
Anyone interested in ebooks, new models, and new resources for teaching and learning for IS courses.
Recommended Citation: Golub, B., (2012). The Proceedings of the Information Systems Education Conference, v.29 n.2067, New Orleans, LA.