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Utilizing Blogs, Podcasts, and Websites to Publish Course Content

December 5, 2006

The world of academic content is in flux. The year-plus textbook publishing cycle doesn't fit with high-change disciplines. Textbook prices are high, royalties are low, and the material is stale by the time it arrives in 'dead tree' form at the campus bookstore. But are there alternatives? John Gallaugher CSOM will share his experiences (positive and negative) with various alternative publishing forms including teaching textbook-free courses based entirely on online content, running a weekly 'blog-style' news digest for students & alumni, and podcasting lectures.