Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Web-Based Digital Textbooks

I attended a webinar today presented by Bobby Hobgood, Director of Research and Development in Online Curriculum and Instruction for Learn NC, a program of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education. Most of the discussion focused on the use of web-based texts for differentiation with 21st century learners.

Take a few minutes and check out the site, in particular the two textbooks they shared with us: North Carolina History (contains primary sources gathered through a joint effort of 75 partners) and Critical Languages (some Mandarin is available with Japanese and Arabic coming). I will be posting other links this Fall about digital texts, but did not want to wait to share today's learning.

There is a North Carolina focus, but educators from Indiana and Pennsylvania also attended. I am impressed at the online materials which North Carolina is making available -- if anyone knows of a similar effort in Illinois (or elsewhere), please note it in the comments section.

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