MBA Leadership Session Will Focus on Integrating Digital Course Materials and Handheld Devices in Higher Ed Curriculum

ANN ARBOR, Mich., April 26, 2011/PRNewswire/ –  XanEdu, the leading faculty-preferred provider of custom course materials and textbooks, announces that its VP of Custom Publishing, Tyler Steben, and Anand Padmanabhan, CIO, NYU Stern School of Business, will co-present a 90-minute best practices session at The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International Conference and Annual Meeting (ICAM) in New York. Both will share experiences and advice for adopting digital strategies that meet operational needs, support the demands of today’s mobile students, and enrich content and instruction.

Session Title: 
Best Practices for Developing, Deploying and Supporting Digital Course Materials and Handheld Devices

Date: Saturday, April 30, 2011

Time: 10:30 AM – Noon ET

Location: The Hilton New York


Tyler Steben, VP Custom Publishing, XanEdu

Tyler Steben has been active in digital publishing for higher education for 20 years. Starting as a college instructor and later working for Pearson, he created early online and multimedia academic content and earned several ‘best of web’ awards.  A founding manager of XanEdu, Steben has spent the past 10 years evolving the company’s product offering to support the iPad and other handheld devices.

Anand Padmanabhan, Chief Information Officer, NYU Stern School of Business

Anand Padmanabhan is responsible for the overall planning and management of all information and communication technology resources for the School. He has held previous technology leadership positions at the Hunter College of The City University of New York, Tennessee State University, Seton Hill University and has also worked at NASA in their Education Technology Lab.

Session Description: Integrating digital course materials into curriculum in a meaningful way requires weighing the benefits against a range of strategic and operational commitments. This session will outline best practices for engaging students, involving faculty, and developing and deploying digital course materials for use on laptops, handhelds and the iPad.

  • Find out how business school leaders can ensure that their strategy, support and deployment of digital course materials and handheld devices results in enriching instruction and content while also meeting student demands for mobility and accessibility.
  • The audience should walk away with a better understanding of the unique features and tools students need to operate in a paperless environment.
  • Learn key recommendations for managing faculty and cross-functional relationships so that the introduction of digital materials is positive and supportive.