Oct 6, 2010

Student-authored open textbooks as learning and assessment exercises - Getting underway

A proposal to conduct and evaluate a demonstration "student-authored open textbooks as learning and assessment exercise" has received a $5,000 grant through the University of Canberra Blended Learning Hothouse. There are 11 recipients of UC's Innovative Teaching and Learning Leader award in this round (Sep-Nov, 2010).

To learn more about the proposed project, see the Student-authored textbooks project homepage.

A plan for the project has been developed and the demonstration project is well underway on Wikiversity (as part of the third-year Motivation and Emotion undergraduate psychology unit).

Basically, the project aims to address three inter-related teaching and learning needs:

Three pedagogical elements underpin the theoretical basis for conducting the project:

As a fellow advocate of open education, the project piqued Leigh Blackall's interest and he popped into a tutorial and put together this neat 4 min. video clip about the open textbook getting underway: 

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