Integrating an Open Textbook into Undergraduate Teacher Education

ID: 31423 Type: Full Paper
  1. Terence Cavanaugh, University of North Florida, United States

Wednesday, March 9 2:00-2:30 PM Location: Tulip Grove F

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Abstract: As K12 schools move to open textbooks it becomes important that teacher preparation programs also begin to integrate this text format. This paper presented how an introductory educational technology undergraduate course began to integrate the use open textbooks and apply associated strategies including a getting to know your digital textbook and follow-up activities concerning integration that were used to familiarize students with this new classroom format of an old tool. The use of open textbooks provided a cost effective strategy as well as a preparatory activity for future classroom applications.

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