Advances in Open Textbook Publishing Technology
Advances in web technologies have made it possible to democratize the production of open, reusable, remixable textbooks without sacrificing quality. The panelists will actively demonstrate three advances made possible by new web technologies: 1. User-friendly authoring tools that make it easy to produce and adapt remixable open textbooks; 2. An innovative production pipeline that enables beautiful and engaging textbook content to be distributed seamlessly to any student on any device in many formats; 3. New interactive content visualizations that enable students to interact with their books, explore rich data sets without downloading specialized tools, and view beautiful figures in printed media without additional work. The panel will explore examples from Connexions, Siyavula, American Institute of Mathematics, Booktype, P2PU, Quadbase, and FullMarks.
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- How do you make creating, sharing, and remixing open textbooks easy, without sacrificing quality?
- How do you produce beautiful and engaging textbook content and distribute it to any student on any device in many formats?
- How will future textbooks engage students by taking advantage of new web technology and new connections between OER from many providers?
Kathi Fletcher, Fellow, Shuttleworth Foundation