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Dr. Rand Spiwak S.

Chief Executive Officer

Etext Consult

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Email: r***@***.com

Etext Consult

1458 E. Loyalty Street

Meridian, Idaho 83646

United States

Company Description

EtextConsult is a sure way to replace expensive college textbooks with the new methodology of the digital etext, bringing costs down and improving learning outcomes. ... more

Background Information

Employment History

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Daytona State College

Chief Executive Officer
Etext Consult

Affiliations

Board Member
Boys & Girls Clubs

Web References (54 Total References)


2012 Annual Conference Meeting Information and Documents - TACCBO

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"We got it going in the right direction," said Rand Spiwak, CEO of eText Consult and Daytona State's recently retired CFO, who led the school's e-text project. "But we had to adjust our expectations and assumptions considerably."

Spiwak partnered with John Ittelson, professor emeritus at California State University, Monterey Bay, and director of communication, collaboration, and outreach for the California Virtual Campus, to share their experiences implementing e-textbook programs with attendees at the annual Campus Technology 2011 conference in Boston last week.
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Before starting his own consulting practice, Spiwak spearheaded the Daytona's e-text Project, which set out to replace traditional textbooks with digital alternatives, including e-textbooks and open content, for the entire school. He shared his experiences with conference attendees, and a list of essentials for any institution considering a transition to e-texts.
"We found at the end that our initial idea was very different from where we needed to be to make this thing work," Spiwak said. "We thought we'd have one device, deal with one publisher--every one of those early ideas were a mistake."
What do you need to implement a successful e-text program?
Start with a cross-platform e-reader software that will run on any device, Spiwak said.
"If the way our students read their e-text was based on where they bought the book, proprietary from a publisher or to the device, it would have been like asking them to manage five e-mail systems," he said.
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"We wanted to make sure that, whatever happened with the tech, the student was left hanging with an e-book that he or she could no longer read," Spiwak said.
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"We decided not to shove this down anyone's throat," Spiwak said. "When students saw their textbook costs drop, they demanded it, and faculty responded."
Daytona also found that, by guaranteeing publishers 100 percent sellthrough--that is, all students in a class would be required to pay for the text for that class upfront, something like paying a lab fee--the school had enough leverage to get the cost of the e-texts down by at least 60 percent, far less than rentals or even used texts.
"The publishers liked that idea," Spiwak said. "A lot."
"Many of our [community] college transfer students were spending more for textbooks--new, used, and rental; any combination--than they were spending on tuition," Spiwak concluded.


news-journal | Daytona State College News

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Rand Spiwak is the executive vice president of DSC (Kent Sharples is president). He acknowledged the two name changes in the past month: Daytona Beach Community College to Daytona Beach College to Daytona State College. He also said the college will remain a community.


growth | Daytona State College News

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Rand Spiwak is the executive vice president of DSC (Kent Sharples is president). He acknowledged the two name changes in the past month: Daytona Beach Community College to Daytona Beach College to Daytona State College. He also said the college will remain a community.


Daytona State College News | Page 7

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Rand Spiwak is the executive vice president of DSC (Kent Sharples is president). He acknowledged the two name changes in the past month: Daytona Beach Community College to Daytona Beach College to Daytona State College. He also said the college will remain a community.

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