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Inclusive Access and Open Educational Resources E-text Programs in Higher Education

  • Tracy A. Hurley
  • Offers evidence-based support of and best practices in Inclusive Access and Open Educational Resources e-text programs from higher education administrators and faculty

  • Locates relevant and practical information pertaining to current policy issues and future industry trends

  • Gives special considerations to Inclusive Access and Open Educational Resources e-text programs for students with disabilities and veterans.

  • Highlights how Inclusive Access and Open Educational Resources e-text programs can improve students’ success and other student outcomes

Book

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Policy Insights for Inclusive Access Programs

  3. Case Studies of Inclusive Access Programs

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 35-35
    2. Traci Williams, Ed Nichols, Tina R. Cannon, Toni Fountain, Ashleigh Smith, Dina  Yankelewitz
      Pages 59-64
    3. Tracy A. Hurley, Douglas H. Carter
      Pages 83-95
  4. Evidence-Based Outcomes in Inclusive Access Programs

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 111-111
    2. Adrian Guardia, Robert Vinaja, F. I. Waggoner
      Pages 125-145
    3. Traci Williams, Ed Nichols, Tina R. Cannon, Toni Fountain, Ashleigh Smith, Dina Yankelewitz et al.
      Pages 147-157
    4. Tracy A. Hurley, Amir Fekrazad
      Pages 177-184
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 185-189

About this book

Introduction

This volume takes a comprehensive and broad look at e-text programs across a wide spectrum of programs, institutions, and policies in three parts. The first part showcases several policy papers to contextualize the discussion and highlight the reasons for IAE programs’ structure and the obstacles they face for implementation. The second part is an in-depth exploration of various case studies that provide a detailed description of IAE programs, including information about program elements, program structure, program size, and insights into how programs are operationalized, and their shortcomings and benefits to students and stakeholders. The final part is a selection of research papers that offer evidence-based support for the adoption of IAE programs in terms of student success, access, engagement, costs, and a variety of other student and institutional outcomes.

There are approximately 300 institutions of higher education that currently have some form of Inclusive Access or Open Educational Resources E-text (IAE) program in the United States, but there is little scholarship that engages on the topic of assessing these programs’ effect on student success.  The results of the research studies included in this volume will inform faculty, administrators, and policy-makers who seek to support the development, adoption, and implementation of IAE programs based on their potential positive effects on student success and other outcomes.

Keywords

Inclusive access programs in higher education E-text programs in higher education Federal policies surrounding inclusive access programs State policies surrounding inclusive access programs Case studies of inclusive access programs in higher education Inclusive access programs for students with disabilities Inclusive access programs, cost of education and student debt The effects of inclusive access programs on student grades Inclusive access programs and veteran students Inclusive access programs and social learning Inclusive access programs and instructor engagement Inclusive access programs and student satisfaction Costs of inclusive access programs at a public university Inclusive access programs and first generation college students Future directions for inclusive access programs Benefits of inclusive access programs at a public university

Editors and affiliations

  • Tracy A. Hurley
    • 1
  1. 1.Texas A&M University-San AntonioSan AntonioUSA

About the editors

Tracy A. Hurley joined the School of Business at Texas A&M University-San Antonio in the Fall of 2000 while it was a System Center under the auspices of Texas A&M University-Kingsville. She received a BBA in Finance, an MBA, and a PhD in Business Administration with an emphasis in Management and a minor in Statistics from the University of Houston. Dr. Hurley is currently the head of the School of Business, an Associate Professor in Management, and MBA coordinator. She also manages the university’s e-book program and is the Chair of the Southwest Teaching & Learning Conference.

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