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Is There a Textbook in This Classroom? Building Textbooks, Building Learning Spaces

November 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Incubator Classroom (ALC 4110), 1000 Floyd Avenue
Richmond, VA 23220 United States
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Have you ever thought about writing your own digital, interactive textbook? This presentation will explore reasons why instructors or departments might create their own interactive, online textbooks and introduce some platforms for building interactive textbook material. What are the pros and cons of using online textbooks? How can I build my own textbook over time? And what does it mean for students to “interact” with textbook materials? Participants will: 1. Discuss the role of the textbook (both hard copies and digital) in teaching and learning. 2. Discuss Open Educational Resource (OER) platforms for building textbooks. 3. Explore options and techniques for producing and making available their own interactive learning materials.
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