Presentation Title

Designing and Teaching with an Open Textbook

Document Type

Presentation

Session Description

In the past year we redesigned two introductory college physics courses using only free and open resources. This talk will cover the challenges and opportunities in replacing a traditional textbook with an open textbook. In addition to touring the course and online resources, we will discuss designer, instructor and student experiences.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Discuss the issues and affordances of designing and teaching with open resources
  • Demonstrate how open resources were used in two physics courses
  • Compare the designer, instructor and teacher perspectives on open resources as they appeared in actual courses

Audience Focus

Both K-12 and Higher Education

Start Date

7-28-2016 1:45 PM

End Date

7-28-2016 2:45 PM

Brief Biography of Primary Presenter

Mark's work at College of Continuing Education (CCE) primarily focuses on STEM courses and the unique challenge these domains pose to online learners. Prior to joining the Instructional Design team in the CCE I taught Mathematics and Statistics at the collegiate level in Minnesota and California.

 
Jul 28th, 1:45 PM Jul 28th, 2:45 PM

Designing and Teaching with an Open Textbook

In the past year we redesigned two introductory college physics courses using only free and open resources. This talk will cover the challenges and opportunities in replacing a traditional textbook with an open textbook. In addition to touring the course and online resources, we will discuss designer, instructor and student experiences.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Discuss the issues and affordances of designing and teaching with open resources
  • Demonstrate how open resources were used in two physics courses
  • Compare the designer, instructor and teacher perspectives on open resources as they appeared in actual courses