Debate has raged for years about whether eTextbooks improve learning outcomes, offer new opportunities, are more affordable and useable, or whether they deliver poor outcomes, hinder learning and comprehension, and frustrate users.

New ways of teaching and learning have arrived with co-creation and blended learning. Teaching staff and learning designers are looking at new ways of offering courses with micro-credentialing and MOOCs. New publishing modes offer open educational resources, and technology has marched ever onwards bringing new creative tools, more interactivity, more bandwidth and more speed.

Highly qualified panel members will present a brief outline of what’s good and bad about using an eTextbook from their perspective: a lecturer, a student, and a publisher. Followed by guided discussion around what the panel sees as the things we want to take forward into the next generation of learning material.

Please join us on the day for this interesting and relevant discussion within the newly refurbished Central library.  Light refreshments will be provided and throughout the morning you may like to explore the expo where different experts will be on hand to answer questions and provide information about e-Texts.


Chair: Professor Peter Adams, President of the Academic Board

Professor Ross Cunnington, School of Psychology
Dr Paul Harpur, School of Law
Rachel Cooper, School of Education postgraduate student
Mr Michael Cowley, Sales Director, Academic Publishing ANZ, Cambridge University Press

Who should attend?

  • Anyone who uses eTextbooks in their teaching and learning practices

Benefits of attending

  • Learn the benefits and challenges around using eTextbooks.
  • Understand the accessibility limitations of eTextbooks.
  • Participate in a guided discussion about the next generation of learning material.

About Teaching and Learning Week 2019

The 2019 UQ Teaching & Learning Week ran from Monday 28 October to Friday 1 November 2019. The series of workshops, panels, and other interactive sessions highlighted our excellent teachers and tutors, initiatives, and T&L leaders around the theme of 'Creativity'. 

View the 2019 program (PDF, 108KB) or watch available video recordings (for the sessions that were recorded).

Go to the T&L Week landing page


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