Wiley Faculty Network and Indiana University’s Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning to Host Virtual Event on Leveraging e-Textbooks to Engage Students
The Wiley Faculty Network (WFN), which is part of John Wiley & Sons, Inc., will co-host a virtual event with Indiana University’s Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning on how faculty can better employ digital course materials to help students succeed. This event is in support of Indiana University’s innovative e-textbook initiative that launched this spring semester, of which Wiley is a founding partner.
"It's important to augment eTexts with sound pedagogy that maximizes student success," said Stacy Morrone, IU Associate Dean for Learning Technologies. "Our eTexts initiative is about more than just reducing costs -- we want to engage students through social learning features and other eText innovations that both captivate and inspire them."
Today’s innovative technologies influence the expectations, behaviors, and skills students now bring to the classroom. To engage them effectively, educators can benefit from greater understanding of the impact these technologies have on their learning and development. In this interactive, virtual presentation Simone Conceição, Associate Professor at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Wiley author, will share strategies to adapt course design to improve student learning with e-textbooks. Dr. Conceição is one of hundreds of leading educators associated with the Wiley Faculty Network, which is a peer-to-peer network sponsored by Wiley that promotes the effective use of technology and enriches the teaching experience.
“Wiley is thrilled to partner with thought leaders such as Dr. Conceição and top universities such as IU to create innovative educational initiatives and opportunities. The Wiley Faculty Network is just one of Wiley’s premier teaching and learning resources that demonstrate our unparalleled support for the teaching and learning process,” said M.J. O’Leary, Wiley’s Vice President, Global Education Sales and Marketing.
The event is being offered free of charge to IU faculty on Friday, February 24, 2012, from noon to 1 p.m. (Eastern), and can be accessed here: http://www.wiley.com//college/wfn/events/etextbooks_indiana/etextbooks_indiana.html.
About Indiana University (IU)
eTexts, virtual software delivery, and innovative learning environments support IU's mobile students and place the university among the leaders in IT for higher education. IU is also a global partner in a number of far-reaching IT initiatives – from international cyberinfrastructure to advanced networking – and in creating sustainable models for the collaborative development of teaching, learning,research, and enterprise software. Overall, IU cultivates a culture of ongoing advancement through access to new, cutting edge technologies and pioneering collaborations.
About The Wiley Faculty Network (WFN)
The Wiley Faculty Network (WFN) is a global community of faculty, connected by a passion for teaching and a drive to learn, share, and collaborate. Its mission is to promote the effective use of technology and enrich the teaching experience. Whether you're seeking guidance, training, and resources or simply looking to reenergize your course you'll find what you need with the WFN. Connect with the Wiley Faculty Network to collaborate with your colleagues, find a mentor, attend virtual and live events, and view a wealth of resources all designed to help you grow as an educator. Embrace the art of teaching - great things happen where faculty connect.
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