For a growing number of academic disciplines, printed textbooks are becoming redundant.
Educators who rely solely on print materials are finding they have to supplement them with additional content suited to an increasingly digital-native student population. For students, the rising cost of textbooks presents a problem: they want to learn, but often forgo purchasing books in a bid to save money. The solution: author your own content.
This guide highlights the benefits of creating interactive course content and textbooks both from a pedagogical and financial point of view. It also lays out the steps to take to begin authoring and highlights stories from two professors who successfully made the switch from paper to digital.