A successful MOOC at the University of Alberta is becoming a digital textbook in app form. The interactive textbook is based on the Dino 101 online course and is now available for a small fee from app stores. It features text and instructional videos interspersed with quizzes, puzzles, and games and is designed to appeal to students with a variety of learning styles. Dino 101 is available either as a paid, for-credit course or as a free, non-credit course. “We’re mindful of our students and the tremendous pressures on them with tuition and the additional costs of education such as textbooks,” said Jonathan Schaeffer, Dean of the Faculty of Science. “We wanted to build something that was fun, engaging, and at a price point that added real value to the student learning experience.”

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