New publishing/new pedagogies: How online media and mobile devices are changing the way we think about publishing, teaching, and community engagement

Dave Johnston, Research Scientist at the Nicholas School of the Environment, has developed an open access digital textbook/iPad app for the course Marine Megafauna (Bio 127), integrating photographs, video, audio and artwork, all accessible using a mobile device. The Marine Megafauna course engages students in marine science and conservation by focusing on charismatic animals like whales, penguins and sea turtles.

Dave will speak about his inspiration and the logistics surrounding the creation and use of the Cachalot iPad digital textbook app Tuesday 11/8, 11:30 am – 1 pm in Perkins Library 217. Registration is required if lunch is desired.

This presentation is co-sponsored by the Center for Instructional Technology and the Perkins Library e-Book Strategy Committee. Lunch will be provided for those pre-registered by noon, Monday 11/7/2011. Please email CIT with any special dietary requirements.