Internet2 and EDUCAUSE Partner To Deliver E-Content Pilot
at Colleges and Universities Nationwide
Internet2 and EDUCAUSE are implementing a series of pilots to evaluate technologies and business models in the fast evolving migration from traditional textbooks to electronic content. The pilots seek to understand what is necessary for online materials to attain and surpass the effectiveness, accessibility, economy, and other relevant outcomes associated with traditional textbooks. The series explores business models, terms, and conditions that make access to digital educational materials more flexible, economical, efficient, and simple for institutions and publishers alike.
- University of Illinois' eText platform available to other institutions as SaaS
- EDUCAUSE and Internet2 Offer Fall 2013 E-Content Pilot (3/1/2013)
- Internet2, Educause partner to deliver pilot (9/4/2012)
- Initial Press Release (1/18/2012)
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Fall 2013 Pilot: Open for Participation
The latest opportunity for the higher education community to explore, evaluate, and advance the transition from traditional media models, including textbooks, to electronic platforms.
- March 22 (new date, original deadline was March 8): Submit your application
- April 30: Send your signed contract to eText-Pilot@internet2.edu
See the prospectus for links to the February and March 2013 informational webinar archives, slides, and chat transcript.
Spring 2013 Pilot: In Progress
The Spring 2013 pilot expands upon earlier efforts by offering three packages with different publishers, e-reader platforms, and licensing models. The prospectus below has the most current information and deadlines for pilot participation.
- Pilot prospectus
- Pilot application
- Update webinar recording (October 18, 2012)
- Webinar slides and partial recording (October 5, 2012)
Fall 2012 Pilot: Research in Progress
The Fall 2012 pilot was conducted in partnership with McGraw-Hill Education and Courseload, through which more than 25 colleges and universities provided etexts to their students. Research is being conducted by pilot participants.
- Pilot prospectus
- Spring 2012 webinar slides and recording
- Fall 2012 Research Plans Webinar Recording (September 10, 2012)
Spring 2012 Pilot: Research Report Available
The first multi-institutional e-text pilot with University of Wisconsin, University of Minnesota, Cornell University, and the University of Virginia.
- Internet2 eTextbook Spring 2012 Pilot research report (PDF)
- Internet2 E-text Initiative: Lessons Learned and Looking Forward, 2012 EDUCAUSE Annual Conference Session