Adaptive Digital Technology

The Direct Digital Access program is a new textbook model in collaboration with top publishers that convert books into digital content, usually with a Learning Management System that can be integrated into Canvas for adaptive learning. All students in class buy into the content by the add/drop date to keep course material access throughout the quarter.

The Process to sign-up is Simple

Accessibility

Students are sent an email on the first day of class with access instructions for their course so the course material is accessible on day one. 

Opt-in

Students have until the add/drop date to opt-in to the program. 

How it works for FACULTY:

  • Express interest in the program.
  • Bookstore will work with faculty member and publisher to verify use of availability as an adaptive learning solution for the text selected.
  • Negotiates a lower price than print for students.
  • Distributes digital content to students on or before first day of class.

How it works for STUDENTS:

  • Access to content distributed via email or in Canvas.
  • Student pays for access by opting-in before a certain cutoff period.
  • In most cases, a print upgrade option will be available for students at a discount after add/drop in the Bookstore.

Benefits of using DDA:

  • Reduce price of course material for all students. 
  • Day one access to course content.
  • Most current information provided to students. 
  • Adaptive and interactive content beyond eBook included. 
  • Academic freedom for faculty members to select content. 
  • Content available to students beyond the classroom.

Spring 2018 participating courses:

  • BUS 10 Garbe
  • BUS 10 Bennett
  • BUS 90 Karia
  • CHEM 12 Miller
  • CHEM 12 Gray
  • CIS 22A various ***click for instructions.
  • ECON 1 Malek
  • ECON 1 Seshadri
  • ECON 1 Singh
  • ECON 2 Malek
  • ECON 2 Singh
  • ECON 2 Thomas
  • HUMA 10 various
  • PSYC 1 Ramskov
  • PSYC 4 Hurkmans
  • PSYC 8 Avera
  • PSYC 14 Avera
  • PSYC/SOC 15 Healy

FAQs:

  • What is Direct Digital Access (DDA)?

  •  How much DDA cost?

  •  How will I get my access code?

  •  How do I pay for my access?

  •  What does it mean to "opt-in"?

  •  I did not opt-in by the add/drop date, my access was removed and I need access. Can I still opt back in?

Questions? Inquire at dainclusiveaccess@fhda.edu, or Miguel Pacheco, Bookstore Coordinator at pachecomiguel@fhda.edu

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