The Amazon Kindle DX Pilot at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Session Details

Friday, January 15, 2010
9:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
Harborside Ballroom D

Session Type: Teaching and Learning

Speaker(s)

  • Robert Carraway, Associate Dean for MBA Programs, University of Virginia
  • Michael Koenig, Executive Director Program Innovation, University of Virginia
  • Karen Marsh King, Library Director, University of Virginia
  • Steve Momper, Director, Darden Business Publishing, University of Virginia
  • Session convener: Jim Siegl, Technical Architect, Fairfax County Public Schools

Abstract

The University of Virginia's Darden School of Business is piloting the Amazon Kindle DX e-book reader for delivery of case studies and textbooks in the classroom. One section of incoming students in the full-time MBA program has been selected to participate in the pilot during the 2009–10 academic year. A panel of Darden community members will share perspectives on the Kindle DX pilot. The session will conclude with a facilitated discussion between panelists and participants to consider concepts and insights related to the emergence of e-books, as well as the technology's likely impact on mobile learning in higher education.