The ibook as the interactive textbook opens to
- the student works and learns and develops
- the students writes his/her own ibooks as records of learning.
- the teacher is relieved from elementary routine instruction
- the teacher can concentrate on higher level tasks such as:
- encouragement and motivation
- writing ibooks
- non-routine instruction.
To write an ibook is like writing a blog by collection text, images, videos and sound to present information and message. You are now reading a blog which is an ibook, with a message and with information.
Everybody can now write a blog and thus an ibook. Teachers can. Students can. This opens revolutionary new possibilities for active learning by the student, and passive teaching freeing the teacher from routine to higher-level tasks.
Recall that traditional teaching with one lecturer speaking to a large audience of students is characterized by:
- Active Teaching: the teacher keeps speaking, writing, walking, shouting, sweating…
- Passive Learning: students sleep, play computer games or talk about the party last night.