• Open-Source History Textbook

    Author(s):
    Max Paul Friedman
    Editor(s):
    Michael Roy
    Date:
    2020
    Subject(s):
    Crowdsourcing
    Item Type:
    Book
    Tag(s):
    DPiH, DPiH Open, DPih Book, Remix, Digital pedagogy
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/traw-3t19
    Abstract:
    Curatorial note from Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities: In order to provide flexibility for his teaching, and to save his students money, Friedman adopted the OpenStax U.S. History textbook. Open textbooks, often licensed in a way that allows for revision and remixing, represent a part of the broader open educational resource movement, which envisions a universe of freely available modules that can be mixed and matched to suit the needs of a course and its students. They deliver savings to students, flexibility to instructors, and the chance to reclaim control over a portion of the academic publishing universe. While creating an open textbook is an example on the “large” scale, requiring a significant investment of time, it is an increasingly relevant model that many institutions are trying to support in their efforts to shift the dial in the direction of a more open universe of educational resources, and to control costs for students.
    Notes:
    This deposit is part of Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities. Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities is a peer-reviewed, open-access publication edited by Rebecca Frost Davis, Matthew K. Gold, Katherine D. Harris, and Jentery Sayers, and published by the Modern Language Association. https://digitalpedagogy.hcommons.org/.
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    Status:
    Published
    Last Updated:
    2 years ago
    License:
    Attribution-NonCommercial
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