Online learning: October 2012 Archives
This will be an interesting experiment:
Sarah Rich (September 19, 2012). New School: A Tumblr for Making Your Own Textbooks. The Atlantic. Retrieved from http://www.theatlantic.com/ on September 20, 2012.
"Currently, Scott explains, "professors that are really trying to push the edge and combine textbooks with technology are hacking together all these solutions. You see Wordpress blogs for course materials ... and then there's this problem: in order to teach the majority of college courses, you need copyrighted content and textbooks. There's no good way to merge all of the cool stuff, like Khan Academy, and all this other stuff together into one solution.""
"Ginkgo Tree presents an intuitive, visual interface, not unlike Tumblr's dashboard. For each course and subject, professors can upload links and images, embed video, post comments, and -- significantly -- import a chunk of scanned pages from print books. All of those resources get bundled into modules and arrayed in a navigable grid."
What is the role of libraries in helping faculty and instructors develop their own course materials?