A University of South Florida Class Begins Open Access Textbook Pilot
From The Oracle
During his recent fall address to faculty, USF Provost Ralph Wilcox announced that the students enrolled in professor Jennifer Schneider’s Literature in Childhood Education course will use an open-access e-textbook to read digital literature collections, move through interactive lessons and visit children’s literature museums.
Schneider, an associate professor in the College of Education, said her online class’s e-textbook originally began as a proposal to the Textbook Affordability Project (TAP).
Wilcox said the implementation of the e-textbook in Schneider’s class marks the departure of USF’s digital open-access textbook program from its pilot phase, and he said more e-textbooks for additional classes will be developed this fall.
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