PERC 2009 Abstract Detail Page
|Abstract Title:||Addressing the Shortcomings of a Textbook with a Supplemental Wiki|
|Abstract:||PER has shown the benefit of transitioning teachers from a "sage on the stage" to a "guide on the side". The e-Book will enable a similar shift in the role of the textbook from authoritative serial repository to a modular, searchable and customizable hub that provides a clear overview of the domain, short summaries of key content, and links to more detailed resources. Our Wiki will incorporate these features naturally, and allow for student feedback. Our open-source wiki for introductory mechanics uses ideas from modeling physics to encourage strategic, concept-based problem solving. This resource can serve as a customizable supplement to any existing course using any mechanics text. We invite collaborators to help us reinvent the textbook!
 P. Bierman, "Initial Workshop Summary", NSF Workshop Reconsidering the Textbook May 24-26, 2006 (National Academy of Sciences, WA).
|Abstract Type:||Contributed Poster
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David E. Pritchard
aepawl -at- mit.edu
analiab -at- mit.edu
Stephen R. Wilk
swilk -at- mit.edu