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  1. Wiley’s Australian Chemistry Text and Resources Package

  2. Session Overview • Project background & development • Why Wiley? • The Text • Online content & course management • Blackboard/WebCT • WileyPLUS • Student choice & equity • Service guarantee

  3. Background • First year Chemistry students required to buy two US texts, written for US/UK courses • Discontent amongst many Chemistry educators • Wiley is World’s leading Chemistry publisher • Wiley Australia’s single biggest investment in a text • Major commitment to Chemistry education in Australasia • Launched project in Nov 2004

  4. Chemistry • Authors - Blackman (Otago), Bottle (QUT), Schmid (Syd), Mocerino (Curtin), Wille (Melb) • 3 US texts. Extensive re-engineering, rewriting, restructuring • “Integrated” inorganic, physical & organic text for Australia & New Zealand students • 1150 pages/26 chapters, incl. 10 organic • IUPAC nomenclature, and SI units • Local research examples • Local applications

  5. The Editorial Process • 3 years in development • 5 authors • 26 reviewers • 3 academic consultants • 4 technical reviewers • Manuscript Manager, Senior Editor, Project Editors, Proof Reader, Indexer • Quality Assured

  6. Why Wiley? Reason 1: The Wiley Text Book • Extensive market research and reviewer input on organic content requirements • Degree of Localisation • Organic coverage: • 10 organic chapters – 416 pages • Also organic content in other chapters • Organic introduced early. Recognises that students will study organic later • Right content, right balance, right supplements

  7. Why Wiley? Reason 2 – Course Management System Content • Most universities prefer assets in course site rather than CD or student website • Wiley Australia are the leaders in local Blackboard/WebCT content development. Multimedia Developer, Bb/WebCT Administrator, Video Editors • Blackboard content customisable to course requirements • Blackboard Demo

  8. Why Wiley? Reason 3: WileyPLUS • WileyPLUS – What is it? • Online Independent Study System • WileyPLUS - What does it do? • Unparalleled question functionality (2,500 questions) • Scaffolding facilitates independent learning • Tracks student progress • Incorporate own materials • WileyPLUS – Student benefits • Online assistance when they need it • Immediate feedback and self-tracking • Learning style of “Google Generation”

  9. Why Wiley? • WileyPLUS – Lecturer Benefits • tracking individuals and group • identify ‘at risk’ students • facilitates reading – assign homework • records to gradebook • export to Blackboard/WebCT • open access for students to assignment area • WileyPLUS – Departmental Benefits • equitable access to learning system • caters for learning styles of current students WileyPLUS Demo

  10. The Wiley Offering What the students receive when they purchase the text for $129.95 (less bookshop discount): • The text • Full WileyPLUS access • assignments/scaffolding • online text • Access to Blackboard assets

  11. The Wiley Offering What students receive when they purchase access to WileyPLUS (stand-alone) for $64.95: • 50% discount on text price • Full WileyPLUS access - assignments/scaffolding - online text • Access to Blackboard assets

  12. The Wiley Offering What students receive when they do not purchase the text or WileyPLUS stand-alone: • Access to the WileyPLUS assignment/scaffolding • No access to online text • Access to Blackboard assets

  13. The Wiley Offering What lecturers receive: • WileyPLUS + training + support • Blackboard content: • Online problems, Interactive tutorials, Animations, Videos, delivered in “chapter modules” for ease of integration • Teaching resources: -PPT + Flash and video -Solutions Manual -Testbank/CTB -Art Files CD

  14. Wiley Service Guarantee High level of service and support: • Course conversion service • Technical support as required • Student book prizes

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