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Symposium on the Future of the Textbook

The Future of the Textbook

A 24.5 Hour Invitational Symposium

State and National Speakers Discuss Textbook Affordability
and Emerging and Visionary Solutions for the Future

Textbooks and Student Success, Interactive and Adaptive Learning Materials, Open Educational Resources, Student Experience, Analytics, and More

December 11-12, 2014
1:00 pm Thursday to 1:30 pm Friday
The University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education

Full Program (PDF)
Agenda (PDF)
Keynote Videos
Keynote Notable Excerpts Video
Presentation Archive
Recognition Awards for Innovation and Early Success in Textbook Transformation

When discussing the conference on social media, use our official hashtag, #ALGeorgia.

Time

Session

Program Title

Thursday, December 11, 2014

12:00-1:00

Registration

1:00-2:00

Opening Plenary Part 1
Masters Hall
Georgia Center

Welcome and Introductions
Merryll Penson, Executive Director, Library Services, Board of Regents, University System of Georgia

Video Link


Keynote Address 1
An Economic Analysis of the Market for Textbooks: Current Conditions, New Developments, and Policy Options
Dr. James Koch, Board of Visitors Professor of Economics and President Emeritus, Old Dominion University
Turning the Page Author

Video Link

2:00-2:10

Opening Plenary Part 2
Masters Hall
Georgia Center

USG Student Perspectives: SGA Presidents
Kari Butler, College of Coastal Georgia
Azell Francis, Georgia Southern University
Elijah Maurice, Middle Georgia State College

Video Link

2:10-2:55

Opening Plenary Part 3
Masters Hall
Georgia Center

Publisher Perspectives: Keynote Panel
Stephen Laster, Chief Digital Officer, McGraw Hill Education
David Harris, Editor in Chief, OpenStax College, Rice University

Video Link

2:55-3:15

Afternoon Break
Pecan Tree Galleria

3:15-4:00

Concurrent Session I: A
Masters Hall

Creating and Sharing Open Educational Resources in the University System of Georgia
(Repeats Friday)
Marie Lasseter, Director, Academic Technologies, Board of Regents, University System of Georgia
Christy Talley Smith, Director of Curriculum and Instruction, eCore, University of West Georgia

3:15-4:00

Concurrent Session I: B
Room FG

Using Open Source Materials to Infuse Project-Based Learning into General Education Courses
(Repeats Friday)
Peggy Brickman, Professor, University of Georgia
Eddie Watson, Director, UGA Center for Teaching and Learning, UGA
Montgomery Wolf, Professor, UGA

3:15-4:00

Concurrent Session I: C
Room TU

New Roles for Bookstores
Kathleen Hayes, Vice President of Sales, Verba
R. Todd Smith, Director of Campus Store Services, The Loch Shop @ Clayton State University
Derrick Turner, Director of College Services, Georgia Perimeter College

3:15-4:00

Concurrent Session I: D
Room VW

USG Precalculus Emporium–Applying Elements of a Successful, Affordable, and Accessible Learning Model to Online Instruction
Kris Biesinger, Project Manager, University of Georgia
Charles Kutal, Professor and Associate Dean, University of Georgia

4:00-4:15

Transition

4:00-5:30

Hotel Check-In

4:15-5:00

Concurrent Session II: A
Masters Hall

A New Framework for Accessible Textbooks
Christopher Lee, Director, AMAC Accessibility Solutions and Research Center
Robert Martinengo, Project Manager, AMAC Accessibility Solutions and Research Center

4:15-5:00

Concurrent Session II: B
Room FG

Discussion: Future Dimensions/Technology/Sustainability
Cable Green, Creative Commons, Facilitator

4:15-5:00

Concurrent Session II: C
Room TU

New Roles for Libraries/Special Collections
Nicole Allen, Director of Open Education, SPARC
Toby Graham, University Librarian and Associate Provost, University of Georgia

4:15-5:00

Concurrent Session II: D
Room VW

California State University’s Affordable Learning Solutions: What We’ve Learned and What We’ve Accomplished after 4 Years
Gerry Hanley, Assistant Vice Chancellor, California State University, Office of the Chancellor
Leslie Kennedy, Director, Affordable Learning Solutions, California State University, Office of the Chancellor

5:30-5:45

Boarding Bus Outside Main/Hotel Entrance, on Carlton Street
Transportation to UGA Special Collections Library

6:00-7:00

Reception: Heavy Hors D’oeuvres Buffet and Cash Bar
UGA Special Collections Banquet Hall

7:00-7:45

Evening Program
UGA Special Collections Library Auditorium

Welcome and Introductions
Dr. Houston Davis, Executive Vice Chancellor, Academic Affairs, Board of Regents, University System of Georgia

Video Link


Keynote Address 2
Open Education: The Moral, Business, & Policy Case for OER
Cable Green, Creative Commons

Video Link

8:00-9:00

Reception: Dessert Buffet and Cash Bar
UGA Special Collections Library Banquet Hall

9:00

Boarding Bus to Return to The Georgia Center for Continuing Education

Friday, December 12, 2014

7:30-8:30

Continental Breakfast Buffet
Pecan Tree Galleria

8:30-9:30

Morning Plenary
Masters Hall
Georgia Center

Welcome and Introductions
Lauren Fancher, Director, GALILEO Support Services and Affordable Learning Georgia


Keynote Address 3
Too Good Not to Be True: The Moral Imperative for OER
David Wiley, Lumen Learning

Video Link

9:30-10:00

Morning Break
Pecan Tree Galleria

10:00-10:50

Concurrent Session III: A
Masters Hall

Creating and Sharing Open Educational Resources in the University System of Georgia
(Repeat of Thursday)
Marie Lasseter, Director, Academic Technologies, Board of Regents, University System of Georgia
Christy Talley Smith, Director of Curriculum and Instruction, eCore, University of West Georgia

10:00-10:50

Concurrent Session III: B
Room FG

Using Open Source Materials to Infuse Project-Based Learning into General Education Courses
(Repeat of Thursday)
Peggy Brickman, Professor, University of Georgia
Eddie Watson, Director, UGA Center for Teaching and Learning, UGA
Montgomery Wolf, Professor, UGA

10:00-10:50

Concurrent Session III: C
Room TU

New Roles for University Presses
Mick Gusinde-Duffy, Assistant Director for Acquisitions and Editor-in-Chief, University of Georgia Press
B.J. Robinson, Professor of English and Director of the University Press of North Georgia, UNG

10:00-10:50

Concurrent Session III: D
Room VW

Improving Student Learning Outcomes and the Efficacy of OER
Kim Jones Davenport, Research and Product Analyst, OpenStax College, Rice University

10:50-11:00

Transition

11:00-11:50

Concurrent Session IV: A
Masters Hall

Affordability, Adaptability, and Quality: Affordable Learning Georgia and OpenStax College
Lauren Fancher, ALG Nicole Finkbeiner, Associate Director, Institutional Relations, OpenStax College, Rice University
Jeff Gallant, ALG

11:00-11:50

Concurrent Session IV: B
Room FG

Adaptive Learning plus Real Time Analytics = Successful Transformation: GPC’s Work with McGraw Hill’s ALEKS
Andrea Hendricks, Department Chair, Online Math/CS, Georgia Perimeter College

11:00-11:50

Concurrent Session IV: C
Room TU

Three Internet1/EDUCAUSE eTextbook Pilots: One Participant’s Implementation, Findings, Challenges, and Next Steps
Monica Metz-Wiseman, Coordinator of Electronic Collections, University of South Florida

11:00-11:50

Concurrent Session IV: D
Room VW

The American Yawp: A Collaboratively Constructed Free and Online American History Textbook
Angela Esco Elder, Ph.D. Candidate, University of Georgia
Ben Wright, Assistant Professor of History, Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College

11:50-12:00

Transition

12:00-1:30

Lunch
Magnolia Ballroom

Awards and Introductions
Merryll Penson and Lauren Fancher

Video Link


Keynote Address 4
Open Textbooks: Overcoming Barriers, Realizing Opportunities
David Ernst, University of Minnesota

Video Link


Wrap-Up
Merryll Penson