Dumping Textbooks: A Step-by-Step Guide for Migrating to Digital Content – Part 1
Nothing is so certainly written in the educational book of fate as the end of the textbook as the primary focus of educational content. Digital resources are potentially cheaper, more flexible, more up-to-date, and more reflective of the kind of materials that all learners will need to become proficient with as they seek to prepare themselves for life and learning beyond school. Yet, even though this reality is commonly accepted (even in districts where all students have devices) there most often are still too many other barriers to make the transition to digital content. In the edWeb.net Mobile Learning community’s latest webinar, presenter Jonathan Costa shared strategies to build your district’s capacity to go through this process and replace any textbook with digital alternatives. Jonathan explained why attendees should get out of the textbook business and how they can determine content organizational frames of reference. He also discussed how to overcome the barriers that arise when transitioning to digital. He shared tips for choosing the right electronic storage, hosting, and access options. Watch the webinar with a specific course of subject area in mind and learn how you can pursue textbook replacement.
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