This is a detailed summary of digital textbooks and some of the issues involved. The post points out, as we know, that publishers often generate digital textbooks which are little more than PDF versions of the paper version but which, at the same time, can be over priced.
The core of the text, however, deals with the tools teachers have on hand to generate their own digital material and start “curating”.
Yes, in the digital world we ccan all be curators and edit down the internet into sizable and useful chunks for our students and their needs. When teachers get their hands on some of these tools the paper based text book may yet become a museum piece!