What will you do this summer? Although most of us will want to read, travel, visit family and friends, many of us will eventually work on curriculum. As you work, have you ever wondered when, or if, you would be moving from a traditional textbook to a digital textbook?
How cool would it be to design a textbook that is more than just a print resource, but an interactive one as well? A textbook that can be updated when the content changes.
Does the idea of creating a digital textbook seem overwhelming? Believe it or not, it may be easier than you think to get started. There are a variety of Open Educational Resources (OER) textbooks that can be freely used and/or modified. Check out our Online Teaching and Learning libguide for sources that can get you started today.
If you prefer, you could even create a book from scratch. One option is to use our LibGuide program. To get an idea of what your digital textbook would look like, check out this Math Resources LibGuide. What’s really nice about LibGuides is the fact that you can work on individual pages (chapters) and you only publish pages when you are ready. So, you can slowly build your textbook over time.
If you’re interested in getting started and want help, just let Hannah or I know.
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