Textbooks are shifting to digital, becoming highly interactive, non-linear, and cloud-based.
Digital textbooks will incorporate much more than static pictures and charts—they will feature video, audio, links, search capabilities, social media connections, and much more. The possibilities seem endless, and these upgrades to textbooks will completely redefine the paradigm in which we structure and organize information. Students don’t necessarily have to study in isolation. Easy sharing and social media capabilities can help students interact with one another regarding the content. In short, whatever digital connectivity can provide us, our textbooks will too.
Our Project is in Two Parts – we request you to complete both by clicking the links below:
Part 1: Introduction to Digital Textbooks (Theory)
Part 2: Activity: Creating Collaborative Digital Textbook
- You must fill out the Google Form first. Via the Form, I will get your email, the days you are available, and the courses you wish to contribute to.
- Once the Form is complete, I will add you as a Collaborator to the digital book. You must log in using your personal email address that is included in the Google form.
Once you have completed both parts we request you to answer the following questions in the comment section (include your name and also rate our group presentation):
- Share one to two takeaways from your experience through the digital textbook forecast week.
- Do you have any additional comments, concerns or compliments you would like to share with us?
We hope you have a great week learning about Digital Textbooks.
Dana, Jessica & Zain