Guns N’Roses Hard
Rock Grunge Band
Apple iie –
“The government’s decision to pursue major
publishers on antitrust charges has put the Internet
retailer Amazon in a powerful position: the nation’s
largest bookseller may now get to decide how much
an e-book will cost, and the book world is quaking
over the potential consequences.”
Published Online New York Times, April 11, 2012
Printed New York Times, April 12, 2012
(Click Here for article)
Two On-Line Textbooks:
Ideas About Writing
Ideas About Reading
Sarah Peruzzi, teacher,
professor, professional
copy editor and
photographer
Mountain Media
Magazine
Marge Weir, teacher,
tutor, copy editor
1. Instructor can fit the text with how and
what she teaches.
2. Students download one chapter at a time
and use the “Find” command to move
around the chapter.
3. Instructor can use links to other pages in
the text, Websites, and YouTube to provide
context, enhancement, and expansion.
4. Features continuous improvement
a. Student feedback
b. Instructor feedback
Narration is the
fiction we invent to
persuade ourselves
that events are
knowable and that
life has order and
direction.
“Calvin and Hobbes by Sam Watterson
“Peanuts” by Charles Schulz
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Research Results 1: On average, students
took longer to adjust to the on-line textbook,
but within a week, 80% of the students were
using the on-line textbook just as effectively
as a printed copy. About 10% made the
adjustment in 2-3 weeks, and about 10%
preferred using a printed copy for the
semester.
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Research Results 2: Analysis of test scores
and essay evaluations showed no difference
in students who used the on-line text
compared to a text from a standard
publisher. (The analysis was inconclusive
because the important variable of in-class
instruction could not be controlled for.)
Students evaluated the class,
using Survey Monkey.
Online text Respondents: 74
Printed text Respondents: 23
How often did you use the textbook for this
class?
On-Line Printed
More than once a week
70%
39%
About once a week
20%
30%
Less than once a week
10%
30%
Did you buy the printed text for
the class from the bookstore?
Total:
Class 1:
Class 2:
Class 3:
Class 4:
Class 5:
Yes
31%
10%
41%
11%
20%
15%
No
69%
90%
59%
89%
80%
85%
How would you rate the practice exercises in
the on-line textbook for this class?
On-Line Printed
About the right level of difficulty
79%
20%
Too difficult
16%
60%
Too easy
5%
20%
How would you rate the textbook for this class
compared to the texts in your other classes?
Like online textbook better
About the same
Not as well
On-Line Printed
71%
56%
22%
39%
7%
6%
And, to close….
How would you rate this class compared to your
other classes?
On-Line Printed
Like this class better
76%
77%
Like this class about the same
19%
14%
Like this class not as well
5%
9%
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On-Line Textbooks in the Developmental Education Classroom