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Beyond Digital Content Reinventing the Textbook
Beyond Digital Content Reinventing the Textbook
Beyond Digital Content Reinventing the Textbook
Beyond Digital Content Reinventing the Textbook
Beyond Digital Content Reinventing the Textbook
Beyond Digital Content Reinventing the Textbook
Beyond Digital Content Reinventing the Textbook
Beyond Digital Content Reinventing the Textbook
Beyond Digital Content Reinventing the Textbook
Beyond Digital Content Reinventing the Textbook
Beyond Digital Content Reinventing the Textbook
Beyond Digital Content Reinventing the Textbook
Beyond Digital Content Reinventing the Textbook
Beyond Digital Content Reinventing the Textbook
Beyond Digital Content Reinventing the Textbook
Beyond Digital Content Reinventing the Textbook
Beyond Digital Content Reinventing the Textbook
Beyond Digital Content Reinventing the Textbook
Beyond Digital Content Reinventing the Textbook
Beyond Digital Content Reinventing the Textbook
Beyond Digital Content Reinventing the Textbook
Beyond Digital Content Reinventing the Textbook
Beyond Digital Content Reinventing the Textbook
Beyond Digital Content Reinventing the Textbook
Beyond Digital Content Reinventing the Textbook
Beyond Digital Content Reinventing the Textbook
Beyond Digital Content Reinventing the Textbook
Beyond Digital Content Reinventing the Textbook
Beyond Digital Content Reinventing the Textbook
Beyond Digital Content Reinventing the Textbook
Beyond Digital Content Reinventing the Textbook
Beyond Digital Content Reinventing the Textbook
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  • 1. The Future of Textbooks Presented by David Warlick http://davidwarlick.com/
  • 2. Online Handouts http://davidwarlick.com/handouts/
  • 3. What is the purpose of education? Top 35 words “Race to the Top” press release June 14, 2009
  • 4. What is the purpose of education? Top 25 words in a listing of education’ese phrases
  • 5. What is the purpose of education? • New Conditions – New Generation of Learners – New Information Landscape – A Future we can No Longer Describe
  • 6. New Purpose • Prepare our children for their future • ..by facilitating learning experiences that: – Employ learner-relevant pedagogies, – Harness the qualities of a new information environment, and – Instill in all children a learning lifestyle.
  • 7. What's a textbook for? • Content delivery • Curriculum consistency • Curriculum control • Curriculum/Content confidence
  • 8. What's a textbook for? Control Learning? Well, “Yes” But, “Who?”
  • 9. What's a textbook for? Control Learning? • Society • Government • Institutional (school) • Teacher • Learner
  • 10. Qualities of the ’Native' Information Experience
  • 11. Qualities of the ’Native' Information Experience • Responsive • Provokes conversation • Fueled by questions • Built on & through identity • Rewarded with currency • Demands personal investment • Guided by safely made mistakes
  • 12. Textbook continuum Gutenburg Cyberspace Or Cyborg
  • 13. Published print Enabled • Classify • Catalog • Standardize
  • 14. Print/digital Hybrid • Textbooks • Supplemental Print • Supplemental Digital Opportunities for more interactive learning experiences
  • 15. PDF Advantages • Light weight • Less impact on environment • More easily updated • Potentially cheaper TB Industry shifts workforce from production to content creation & maintenance
  • 16. Social Tools & Interactive Applications • Web 2.0 • Multimedia • Games Less about teaching & assessment and more about learning experience
  • 17. Platforms
  • 18. Platforms
  • 19. Platform 1.0 • Learning management system (LMS)
  • 20. Platform 1.0 • Learning management system (LMS)
  • 21. Platform 1.0 • Learning management system (LMS) • Apps – Wired Magazine wired
  • 22. Platform 1.0 • Learning management system (LMS) • Apps – Wired Magazine – Cool Hunting
  • 23. Platform 1.0 • Learning management system (LMS) • Apps – Wired Magazine – Cool Hunting – Dynamic Content • Flipboard
  • 24. Platform 2.0 • Hybrid – LMS – Social Network – ePortfolio
  • 25. Content Source • Teacher • Local Teacher community • Open source community • Captured on-going conversations • Publishing industry
  • 26. Content Format • Text • Multimedia • Data • Interactive tutorials • Games
  • 27. Group collaboratives • Flexbooks Flexbooks
  • 28. Platform Extreme • Learner writes his own textbook – Finds content, – Related to goals, – Corresponding to learning styles, and – To learner’s power interests
  • 29. Learner as Author • Connects content to other learners • Connects to the content of other learners Connections • Can be learner directed connections • Can be agent suggested connections
  • 30. Textbook goes with the learner • Continues to add new content • Delete obsolete content • Edits content, re-coloring it based on new learning & new power interests
  • 31. No predicting • Form? – We don’t know what the next Facebook or Twitter will be • Function? – We do not know whether education will continue down the narrowing path of the past decade, or become more “open” • Source – Textbook Industry? – Open Source Industry?
  • 32. Think about Online Video Games
  • 33. The Future of Textbooks Presented by David Warlick http://davidwarlick.com/

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