Dumping Textbooks: A Step-by-Step Guide for Migrating to Digital Content – Part 2
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 most recent webinar in the edWeb.net Mobile Learning Explorations’s community, presenter Jonathan Costa built on the introductory content from last month’s webinar. He shared tips for choosing the right electronic storage, hosting, and access options. He also discussed harvesting strategies, including finance, incentives and platforms that work. He warned attendees about legal, copyright and open source issues and suggested options for providing training and support for users. He also discussed the important topic of sustaining quality for the long-term. If you are looking for strategies to build your district’s capacity to go through the process of replacing any textbook with digital alternatives, view part two of a two-part series on migrating to digital content.
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