5/21/2008

Collaboratively written "wikitexts" that embed multimedia and include the latest research could help educators move beyond the expensive, hefty and often outdated traditional textbooks, this columnist writes, adding: "Imagine if textbooks were alive ... living, changing, evolving and improving." Paul Bierman, a University of Vermont professor, adds, "Textbooks have yet to respond to changes in technology, teaching philosophy and student life."

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