“Affordable Learning $olutions” Lowers Textbook Costs

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Affordable Learning $olutions flier (University Library image)

The Affordable Learning $olutions Fair at 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. April 9 in King Library will kick off the university’s initiative to work as a community to help lower the costs of textbooks for SJSU students.  The SJSU bookstore estimates that on average students pay up to $1,700 per year on textbooks.  This is an enormous financial burden for students who must balance the higher cost of student fees, textbooks, groceries, and other living expenses.  This daylong event will identify ways that the faculty can help keep the cost of course materials affordable for students.  Attend and learn about ways to utilize technology to create interactive learning resources or to adopt ebooks that may be available freely to students via the library.  The program for the day is below.  All faculty members and students are invited to attend for part of the day or for the entire day if you are available.

Lunch will be provided by the Spartan Bookstore and two iPads and several iTunes gift cards will be raffled during the course of the day. A special thank you to the Spartan Bookstore for its generosity.

Please RSVP by Friday, April 6 to (408) 808-2419 or bridget.kowalczyk@sjsu.edu.


Affordable Learning $olutions Fair
April 9, 2012
10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
King Library:  Room 225/229


10 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
President Qayoumi
“Opening Remarks”

10:15 a.m. – 10:25 a.m.
Provost Junn

10:25 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Ryland Metzinger, Manager, Spartan Bookstore
“Textbooks in Spartan Bookstore”

11 a.m. – noon
Gerry Hanley, Senior Director of Academic Technology, CSU Chancellor’s Office
“Affordable Learning $olutions – What the CSU is Doing”

Noon – 1 p.m.
Student and Faculty Panels during lunch
Lunch provided courtesy of Spartan Bookstore from Spartan Shops

1 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Jay Matheson, Education Development Executive, Apple
“Ibooks, IPads, ITunes U”

1:45 p.m. – 1:55 p.m.
Break/Raffle iPad

1:55 p.m. – 2:40 p.m.
Jennifer Redd introduces Jeff Shelstad, CEO, Flatworld
“Flatworld Demonstration”

2:40 p.m. – 3:25 p.m.
Emily Puckett Rogers, Open Education Coordinator, University of Michigan

3:25 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Gerry Hanley
“Closing remarks”
Raffle iPad