Reading Without Limits

Maddie Witter

Are Textbooks Going the Way of the Dinosaurs?

I found this article interesting: Recently in OER: Are Textbooks Going the Way of the Dinosaurs?.

Doesn’t it seem that you either can love or hate textbooks, but sometimes we can’t be in between?

I guess my history with textbooks is a love/hate affair.  But, some of my greatest teaching tools are professional texts.  We can call them professional texts or textbooks, but frankly… aren’t they the same thing?

There are so many fantastic, stimulating, higher order thinking textbooks out there.  My favorite is Joy Hakim’s History of Us .

Are there any textbooks out there that you love? Hate? How do you teach your readers to access them?


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