[Mla-cds] Faculty writing their own course textbook?
r-kubilius at northwestern.edu
Fri May 27 14:26:20 CDT 2011
Old question posed by Liz Lorbeer back in Dec. 2010, but this website
article recently was brought to my attention and what starts in the
undergrad environment may transfer to other educational environments &
in one scenario, could involve libraries and/or university presses as
* By Fred Stielow, Raymond Uzwyshyn
* Campus Technology
The American Public University System went even further. Under the
mantle of its original American Military University (AMU) brand, the
school pioneered the underwriting of undergraduate course materials.
Instead of a pass-through, textbook costs became part of a bottom-line
equation and different type of entrepreneurial scrutiny. The response
was led by the most traditional element of our university--the library.
It questioned past university models and promoted an innovative
three-part growth and diversification strategy--one with broad
implications for all of higher education.
Of course, there was also the 2 part series in "Against the Grain" (in
Nov/Dec 2010 and April 2010) called "/Future of the Textbook/"...
Part I of the article:
(I'm presuming they'll post Part 2...)
Galter Health Sciences Library
On 12/16/2010 4:13 PM, Elizabeth R Lorbeer wrote:
> Hello List Members:
> I'm curious to know if any of your instructors are writing their own
> online medical textbook. I spoke to an Australian librarian not too
> long ago and his school is using, I believe, the Wikipedia platform.
> Our medical school is interested in something similar for their sister
> program in Zambia. Right now they're using the e-granary digital
> library model to supply course content to students. If you know of
> such a program on your campus, can you supply me additional information?
> Liz Lorbeer
> Elizabeth (Liz) Lorbeer, Ed.M., MLS, AHIP
> Associate Director for Content Management
> Lister Hill Library of the Health Sciences
> University of Alabama at Birmingham
> LHL 250B
> 1530 3^rd Avenue South
> Birmingham, Alabama 35294-0013
> lorbeer at uab.edu
> Tel: 205-934-2460 (CT)
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