Reworking Instructional Materials Platforms At Scale
Concurrent Session 5
Grand Canyon University is a pioneer integrating digital course materials into online learning and including them in tuition for all students at scale. Join as we share lessons learned exploring and piloting new technologies including the BibliU platform.
Transitioning platforms provides transparent and innovative ways of reducing costs such as per-student rather than per-book pricing. The intent is to improve content flexibility, mobility, and security with the priority of ensuring success at scale. The GCU environment offers particular opportunities across a large on-campus traditional undergrad community, non-traditional undergrad online population and online graduate students for a total enrollment of nearly 100,000 students.
Technological advancements utilizing machine learning for intelligent search lead to increased efficiencies for students and organizations. These new models and advancements will be discussed in the context of real-world benefits.
Student and faculty experiences and attitudes to change, processes and new technologies are reviewed based on feedback received by institution tech support, disability services, student and faculty focus groups and surveys. In addition, one must be aware of unexpected contractual complexity with publishers who might make transition an opportunity to adjust digital rights management and licensing.