No Book, No Problem: Exploring New Frontiers Using Multimodal Course Materials

Tuesday, February 10 | 2:30PM–3:15PM | California Pavilion Promenade, Second Floor
Session Type: Professional Development

Frustrated that she couldn't find an appropriate textbook in the emerging field of neuroethics and with her students' shuffling readings during class, professor Judy Grisel (psychology) implemented a novel solution in her first-year seminar. Collaborating with an instructional technologist and librarian, Grisel designed a course where students interacted with multiple types of resources on a single digital device (iPads), thereby enhancing and enriching class discussions. Building on the innovative ways students had begun to use these multimodal materials, Grisel then challenged them to jointly author the textbook they never had. Come hear what happened and learn how to do it yourself.

OUTCOMES: Learn how a collaborative planning process between faculty, librarians, and instructional technologists contributes to an enhanced learning environment * Consider a template/model for a class iTunes U and iBook process, which can be modified for various learning environments


  • Matt Gardzina

    VP of Information Services and Librarian of the College, Connecticut College
  • Kathleen McQuiston

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