Navigation Links
From textbook to flexbook: Professor uses new collaborative tool in the classroom
Date:8/13/2012

MANHATTAN, KAN. -- A Kansas State University professor is gaining attention for creating a textbook replacement that saves students money and provides instructors with teaching flexibility.

Brian Lindshield, assistant professor of human nutrition, has developed an online form of textbook called a flexbook. His flexbook is one of three nominees for an Education-Portal.com People's Choice Award for "Most Open Resource."

Instead of buying a textbook, students in Lindshield's human nutrition course use a flexbook titled "Kansas State University Human Nutrition (HN 400) Flexbook," which is free for students to use. A flexbook is an open collaborative platform for open course materials. Lindshield created the flexbook to help students save money on course materials and to help students and instructors gain access to rapidly changing information.

"I believe the courses that can most benefit from a flexbook are the lower-level, high enrollment, textbook utilizing courses," Lindshield said. "The content in these courses is more general, and there are likely resources and material available that can be used to make an open educational resource for them."

Lindshield teaches more than 100 on-campus students every spring semester and approximately 45 online students in his human nutrition course each semester. He used a wiki the first time he taught the course in 2009. After feedback from students, Lindshield developed the flexbook in Google Docs to share with his students.

Because flexbooks are designed to be read online, they contain links to videos, animations, relevant news stories, websites and other online material, Lindshield said. A flexbook is designed to have more figures and visuals than huge amounts of text.

To meet students' various learning styles, Lindshield created four ways to share the flexbook with his students: through Google Docs, a Web link, a PDF posted on K-State Online or a print copy that studen
'/>"/>

Contact: Brian Lindshield
blindsh@k-state.edu
785-532-7848
Kansas State University
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Landmark textbook on health care and the US legal system released
2. President Obama names SF State math professor a top young scientist
3. Women professorships low in some Scandinavian universities due to sexism
4. Louisiana Tech biomedical engineering professor earns recognition, funding for research
5. Clemson professor awarded nearly $600,000 4-year grant to study language of plants
6. Louisiana Tech University professor earns NSF Early Career Development grant
7. UC San Diego, Yale awarded collaborative NSF grant for Neuroscience Gateway
8. Regenstrief and IHTSDO start collaborative efforts
9. Recruiting for Good Launches Pet Philanthropy Program to Collaboratively Fundraise for Kitt Crusaders an Animal Rescue Organization
10. High value health care collaborative receives $26 million health care innovation grant
11. DFG establishes 20 new Collaborative Research Centres
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/22/2014)... 22, 2014 Lintelus, Inc., an event ... President of Sales, will be speaking on the subject ... Expo on October 28, at the Holiday Inn in ... booth as well as a Tech Demo at 12:45pm, ... create a more engaging event experience. , The Annual ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... HealthDay Reporter , TUESDAY, Oct. 21, 2014 (HealthDay ... be showing a genetic propensity for obesity as toddlers, a ... linked to increased body fat, but the same genes in ... researchers said. At 1 year, kids with these genes ... however, these genes were linked to excessive weight gain, the ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... Tara Haelle HealthDay Reporter ... drinking among young adult men may lead to increased blood ... didn,t cause a similar rise in blood pressure for young ... fact, when young adult women drank lightly or moderately, their ... study found. "This finding parallels studies in older adult ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... HealthDay Reporter , MONDAY, Oct. 20, 2014 (HealthDay ... for health workers treating Ebola patients, now requiring full body ... at all times. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control ... Dallas nurses contracted Ebola while caring for the first ... Duncan. Nina Pham is currently being treated for her infection ...
(Date:10/20/2014)... Orlando, Florida (PRWEB) October 20, 2014 ... fired-up former Gov. Charlie Crist made a brief fundraising ...  in Orlando on Thursday. , Fresh from a debate ... refused to take the stage for the first seven ... podium, the former governor described the incident in one ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Jay Cormier, Sr. Vice President of Sales for Lintelus, Speaks about Event Technology Integration at Meetings Technology Expo in NYC 2Health News:Tall, Heavy 1-Year-Olds May Be at Risk for Obesity Later, Study Finds 2Health News:Binge Drinking May Boost Blood Pressure in Young Men 2Health News:Binge Drinking May Boost Blood Pressure in Young Men 3Health News:Binge Drinking May Boost Blood Pressure in Young Men 4Health News:CDC Tightens Rules on Caring for Ebola Patients 2Health News:CDC Tightens Rules on Caring for Ebola Patients 3Health News:At Crist Fundraiser, Dan Newlin Says, "No More Robert Germans," Will Seek Changes to Florida Missing Persons Law 2Health News:At Crist Fundraiser, Dan Newlin Says, "No More Robert Germans," Will Seek Changes to Florida Missing Persons Law 3
... Union asks board member to seek restatement of Beth ... Staples director Martin Trust,should apply the same Sarbanes-Oxley standards ... role on the board of Beth Israel Deaconess,Medical Center ... East. Trust is the CEO of Samtex and a ...
... Advisory Board Company,(Nasdaq: ABCO ) announced today ... Michael T. Kirshbaum, Chief Financial Officer and Robert,Musslewhite, ... upcoming investor conferences., Mr. Williams will present ... at,the UBS 18th Annual Global Healthcare Services Conference, ...
... in Long-Term Care: A Board of Directors Dashboard, ... Office of Inspector General (OIG) for the Department of ... Association (HCCA),present the challenges and opportunities for the boards ... of Care Dashboard." A,Quality of Care Dashboard is a ...
... Fla., Feb. 6 Mangrove Employer Services, a,leading ... Payroll, Benefits Administration and Self Service solutions,announces the ... Mangrove Employer Services teamed up with an ... in electronic benefits,payment services, in 2007 to provide ...
... NAPA, Calif., Feb. 6 Senetek PLC (OTC,Bulletin ... the development,of technologies that target the science of ... on Pyratine-6(TM) at the 66th Annual Meeting,of the ... In his presentation to the Academy, Dr. ...
... after , , WEDNESDAY, Feb. 6 (HealthDay News) -- An advanced ... harbingers of Alzheimer,s disease, can develop in just 24 hours. ... Hyman, leader of the group reporting the finding in the ... develop, damage is evident in nearby nerve cells almost immediately, ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Staples Board Member Should Use Sarbanes-Oxley Disclosure Rules in Non-Profit Role, Asserts 1199 SEIU 2Health News:The Advisory Board Company to Present at Upcoming Conferences 2Health News:OIG and HCCA Issue Government-Industry Roundtable Report 2Health News:Mangrove Announces Health Savings Account (HSA) and Health Reimbursement Account (HRA) Product Launches 2Health News:Dr. Neil Sadick Presents on Pyratine-6(TM) at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology 2Health News:Alzheimer's Plaques Can Form in One Day 2
(Date:10/22/2014)...  Recently published clinical studies of Stretta for gastroesophageal ... of evidence. This data has led to significantly expanded ... for sufferers of refractory GERD. The ... therapy as a safe and effective GERD treatment has ... to nearly 50 million Americans. The new clinical studies ...
(Date:10/20/2014)...  Indianapolis interventional medical device maker NICO ... 3D visualization leader Synaptive Medical announced ... Meeting that they have joined forces to integrate ... is the first of its kind and will ... NICO,s BrainPath® interventional access technology and Synaptive,s BrightMatter™ ...
(Date:10/20/2014)... SAN DIEGO , Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... development of therapeutic antibodies, today announced the appointment ... Development Officer. Dr. Londei will lead the preclinical ... "We are pleased to welcome ... Hamza Suria , President and Chief Executive ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Recent Clinical Study Data Confirms Efficacy of Stretta Therapy - Spurs Additional Insurance Coverage and Financing Round 2Indianapolis' NICO Corporation and Toronto's Synaptive Medical, Inc. Announce First-Ever Intervention-Visualization Partnership with Goal to Improve Standard of Care in Neurosurgery 2Indianapolis' NICO Corporation and Toronto's Synaptive Medical, Inc. Announce First-Ever Intervention-Visualization Partnership with Goal to Improve Standard of Care in Neurosurgery 3Indianapolis' NICO Corporation and Toronto's Synaptive Medical, Inc. Announce First-Ever Intervention-Visualization Partnership with Goal to Improve Standard of Care in Neurosurgery 4Indianapolis' NICO Corporation and Toronto's Synaptive Medical, Inc. Announce First-Ever Intervention-Visualization Partnership with Goal to Improve Standard of Care in Neurosurgery 5AnaptysBio Appoints Dr. Marco Londei to Newly Created Chief Development Officer Position Clinical Immunologist to Lead AnaptysBio's Pipeline Advancement 2
... FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., March 15, 2011 ... ), a leading global medical technology company, announced today ... efforts for victims of the earthquake and tsunami in ... relief and humanitarian aid organizations AmeriCares, American Red Cross, ...
... The American Association for Homecare strongly endorses bipartisan ... "competitive" bidding program for home medical equipment and services ... by Congressmen Glenn Thompson (R-Pa.) and Jason Altmire (D-Pa.) ... in Medicare Bidding Act."   Tyler ...
Cached Medicine Technology:BD Donates $325,000 for Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Efforts 2Home Medical Equipment Group Supports Bipartisan Bill to Repeal the Controversial Medicare 'Competitive' Bidding Program for Homecare 2Home Medical Equipment Group Supports Bipartisan Bill to Repeal the Controversial Medicare 'Competitive' Bidding Program for Homecare 3
... Amvex offers a complete line of flowmeters, available ... are all available in a variety of calibrations to ... dials specific to the gas in use, the Amvex ... colors replace the U with I. For Power Take-Off ...
0-3.5 LPM Oxygen Flowmeter with Chemetronmale inlet...
0-15 LPM Oxygen Flowmeter with Chemetron male inlet...
(1/4-15 LPM). 50 psi back inlet, wall mounted, 1/8" NPT female....
Medicine Products: