The avant-garde of educators on social media went aflutter last week as the U.S. Department of Education announced new developments in its effort to assist schools that embark on plans to ditch old-school textbooks. Emblazoning their social media posts with #GoOpen, teachers, principals, advocacy organizations and trade groups rallied behind what the department described as …
The FUTURA report that I co-wrote with Brenda Padilla, Lourdes Guàrdia and Cris Girona was recently published by the Open University of Catalonia's eLearn Center. It documents current and emerging practices in online teaching in higher education. We analysed over 100 initiatives from a wide range of higher education institutions which were seen as being innovative in…
This is the kind of research every kid trying to convince his parents to let him play video games dreams about: “Time spent playing video games may have positive effects on young children.” That was the headline on a March 2016 press release from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, promoting a new study co-authored by …
In a world where results matter, it's clear that the future of instructional resources is digital and we are pricing these resources at a much lower level than print.
Richard Jones's insight:
This is an interesting read from the publisher's perspective - one which we don't often consider. For me the answer has been, for a couple of decades now, writing my own teaching resources. In more recent times these find their way into class as blended courses on the LMS. This is better than a digital copy of a textbook from a publisher because I have tracking data too. Probably this is where publishers should head next.
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