Presentation Title

From Print to Digital: Librarian Involvement in the Creation and Implementation of a Webtext

Location

Room 1220B

Type of Presentation

Individual paper/presentation (20 minute presentation)

Target Audience

Higher Education

Abstract

As we move from a print to digital society, electronic textbooks (otherwise referred to as etexts, webtexts or digital textbooks) are becoming more commonplace and librarians can use them to seamlessly intertwine library content in a course. Electronic textbooks are no longer just a carbon copy of print textbooks. Instead, they offer a great way to add multimedia content as well as provide instructors with learning analytics. In addition to their interactivity, which appeals to a variety of learner types, these webtexts can be immediately updated as new course content information becomes available.

In the Spring of 2012, librarians from various campuses of Troy University, who also teach TROY 1101 University Orientation, begin the process of creating library-specific content for one unified webtext that would be used in all TROY 1101 courses, taught both online and in-person at various TROY campuses. This webtext has now replaced several print textbooks were previously used by different TROY campuses. For the library portion of the webtext, librarians embedded various activities within the webtext including a video, an online scavenger hunt and quizzes. They also included links to websites and LibGuides. The webtext has been an ideal platform to use for the increasingly popular flipped classroom model of instruction.

This presentation will cover the development, implementation, assessment and future plans for the webtext. A PowerPoint and live demonstration will be used to show portions of the webtext, LibGuide and the results of student feedback, including reports from webtext analytics.

Presentation Description

Librarians from various campuses of Troy University, who also teach TROY 1101 University Orientation, worked together to create library-specific content for one unified webtext that would be used in all TROY 1101 courses, taught both online and in-person at various TROY campuses. This webtext has replaced several print textbooks that had been used by different TROY campuses. Librarians embedded various activities within the webtext including a video, an online scavenger hunt, quizzes and links to various websites and LibGuides. The webtext has been an ideal platform to use for the increasingly popular flipped classroom model of instruction.

Keywords

electronic textbooks, etextbooks, ebooks, webtexts, library instruction

Publication Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)

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Oct 10th, 2:45 PM Oct 10th, 4:00 PM

From Print to Digital: Librarian Involvement in the Creation and Implementation of a Webtext

Room 1220B

As we move from a print to digital society, electronic textbooks (otherwise referred to as etexts, webtexts or digital textbooks) are becoming more commonplace and librarians can use them to seamlessly intertwine library content in a course. Electronic textbooks are no longer just a carbon copy of print textbooks. Instead, they offer a great way to add multimedia content as well as provide instructors with learning analytics. In addition to their interactivity, which appeals to a variety of learner types, these webtexts can be immediately updated as new course content information becomes available.

In the Spring of 2012, librarians from various campuses of Troy University, who also teach TROY 1101 University Orientation, begin the process of creating library-specific content for one unified webtext that would be used in all TROY 1101 courses, taught both online and in-person at various TROY campuses. This webtext has now replaced several print textbooks were previously used by different TROY campuses. For the library portion of the webtext, librarians embedded various activities within the webtext including a video, an online scavenger hunt and quizzes. They also included links to websites and LibGuides. The webtext has been an ideal platform to use for the increasingly popular flipped classroom model of instruction.

This presentation will cover the development, implementation, assessment and future plans for the webtext. A PowerPoint and live demonstration will be used to show portions of the webtext, LibGuide and the results of student feedback, including reports from webtext analytics.