Event: Panel Discussion for Student Media

Digital Learning: The Future of College Education?


Is digital learning the future of higher education? Are textbooks going the way of the dinosaur? What is digital learning? How does it work? Find out during two free media webinars exclusively for student reporters.

These new digital learning platforms have evolved from beyond the simple .pdfs of traditional textbooks that were common just five years ago. What makes them different?

Research has demonstrated that they improve student grades and cost less than a traditional textbook. Is that true?

Learn why faculty assign them and how students feel they are benefiting. Get the story from people actually using the technology.

There will be opportunity for Q & A for student reporters.


Hosted by the Association of American Publishers (AAP).

Faculty from California, including:
• Dr. Philip Janowicz, Chemistry professor at Cal State Fullerton
• Lynda Haas, Composition professor at UC Irvine
• Patty Worsham, Math professor at Norco College
• Solina Lindahl, Economics professor at California Polytechnic

Faculty and students from Texas, including:
• Kelly Dreier, Reading professor at Richland College
• Nathalie Vega-Rhodes, Dev Math professor at Lone Star College-Kingwood
• Kristi Barker, Reading professor at South Plains College
• Baylei Sehon, student at Texas Tech


California webinar: Tuesday, October 6 at 3 p.m. PT
Texas webinar: Wednesday, October 7 at 3 p.m. CT

Sign up:

To register, you must be a student reporter. There is no cost to attend.
Please send your name and college to info@publishers.org and we will send a confirmation ahead of the panel discussion.


About AAP

The Association of American Publishers (AAP) is the voice of the US book and journal publishing industry. AAP represents the industry’s priorities on policy, legislative and regulatory issues regionally, nationally and worldwide. These include the protection of intellectual property rights and worldwide copyright enforcement, digital and new technology issues, funding for education and libraries, tax and trade, censorship and literacy. Our four hundred member companies represent major commercial, educational and professional companies as well as independents, non-profits, university presses and scholarly societies.
Find us online at www.publishers.org or on twitter at @AmericanPublish.

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Marisa Bluestone
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