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How to grow a “textbook”

01/15/2011

How to grow a “textbook” from Joyce Valenza:

regardless of how you feel about textbooks–in this brave new world, a world of open curricula and academic sharing and super easy digital publishing–this may be the best time ever to be without. Why?  The types of classroom texts (or courseware) many of us may be currently unaware we are building, already have potential beyond the power of ordinary text.  And, they can be media-rich, elastic, dynamic, instantly updated, collaborative, inclusive, locally relevant, globally conscious, equitable. Let me first share some textbook growing strategies and some portals for selecting texty resources.”

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