BioBook: Reinventing electronic textbooks before it's too late
Science faculty interested in the transition from print to digital textbooks may find this example of a BioBook for secondary education relevant and provocative.
Seminar by professor Jed Macosko, Wake Forest University, North Carolina
Within five years, most general education textbooks will be used digitally rather than in print. iPads, Kindles, and other platforms will make the transition nearly painless. But is reproducing print textbooks in a digital format enough? Are we missing a huge opportunity to reform education? At Wake Forest University in North Carolina, biophysicist Jed Macosko and some of his colleagues think so. Together they have created BioBook, a non-linear interactive learning tool that is as different from a textbook as a lecture is from a lab. Prof. Macosko will give a seminar at the Institut for Naturfagenes Didaktik to anyone interested in discussing the future of science textbooks.