7 Things You Should Know About the Evolution of the Textbook

The folks at Educause have put together a new “7 Things” guide, this time describing 7 Things You Should Know About the Evolution of the Textbook. “Today, a new breed of rich-media publishing tools for tablet devices offers an evolving set of opportunities both for the creation process and for the kinds of resources that can be produced” As usual, the quick reference resource answers the following questions:

  1. What is it?
  2. How does it work?
  3. Who’s doing it?
  4. Why is it significant?
  5. What are the downsides?
  6. Where is it going?
  7. What are the implications for teaching and learning?