Companion Sites & Ancillary Materials

Writing a book doesn’t end with the manuscript!

See Resources and Websites Mentioned in the Webinar. These links offer examples for different kinds of materials and book sites.

1) Authors’ sites-linked from the publisher’s page for the book:

Key questions to discuss with the publisher:

  • Will the publisher agree to including a link that takes the viewer away from the publisher’s website?
  • Are you committed to creating and maintaining the page? Do you have the technical skills needed to do so?

2) Password-protected resources on the publisher’s site (note that you may not be able to view all materials on these sites):

Key questions to discuss with the publisher:

  • Can you as author give input into the site design or format, organization, or presentation of resources?
  • Can readers who are not instructors gain access to the site?

3) Companion sites with interactive features on the publisher’s site and third-party applications:

  • Doing Research in the Real World 
Note: If you create an account in VitalSource, you can request electronic review copies of texts and view interactive features.

Add-on subscription to access technical feature and apps:

4) Special features that won’t work on a page

Key questions to discuss with the publisher:

  • What is the author’s role in designing and producing these features?
  • Can you as author act as the subject matter expert for technical or media features? If not, do you have final approval?
  • If your visuals, diagrams, etc. are being used, can you retain your intellectual property/copyright?
  • If a third party or additional subscription is involved, do you receive payment or royalties?

Visit SAGE Methodspace for an article: “Reimagining Ancillary Materials for Texts and Academic Books.” Visit the Textbook and Academic Authors Association site for a webinar recording. (Not a member? Consider joining this community of writers!)

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Doing Qualitative Research Online: Hit refresh on your methods course!

Thinking about a qualitative research methods course update for the digital age? Doing Qualitative Research Online covers ethical and theoretical foundations, as well as a wide range of approaches to collect or generate data. In addition to finding appropriate extant data, the book encourages researchers to explore ways to elicit data online through interviews or focus groups, or to use enacted methods such as arts-based and experiential methods.

See the SAGE Publications companion site for instructional ideas including a sample syllabus, assignments, media, and (open access) articles.

From an instructor’s blog: “Everyone in the class liked the text.  It is well organized, informative, and clearly written.  There are great charts and tables throughout that illustrate the points being made, and students appreciated this component.”

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Teach with Moodle

You are invited to join our 10th bi-annual Moodle MOOC (MM10) from May 1 – June 4, 2017. The MOOC is completely free with live online sessions via WizIQ and teacher training on Moodle for Teachers Moodle 3.2.2 site.

I will be presenting a session on A Hybrid Moodle Model on Thursday, May 11
11:00 AM EST/3:00 PM UTC. Your time zone is here.

Click to enroll now and on the syllabus for further information. The MOOC is suitable for beginners and current and past Moodle teachers and managers. The badges and a certificate of completion will be awarded to everyone who completes course tasks. The course and badges are free of charge.

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Learning to Research, Researching to Learn: SAGE Methodspace Posts

How can we teach students to be inquisitive? Critical thinking and mindsets open to inquiry are needed, whether or not students are preparing to conduct empirical research. In this webinar, we will explore ways to use updated inquiry models of instruction (Weil, Joyce, & Calhoun, 2015) and experiential research activities in curricular or methods courses.

 

 

Learning to Research, Researching to Learn

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Creating a Culture of Inquiry in the Classroom

It is essential in this time to change the ways we teach– whether we work with children or adults. They need the opportunity to develop skills needed to scrutinize, dig deeper, and ask hard questions! In the process, perhaps they avoid taking information they receive at face value, and can better understand the importance of scientific, evidence-based approaches. And these skills and mindsets prepare them to be future researchers!

See this post on SAGE Methodspace: http://bit.ly/2kQXgUA

Join me for a free webinar, part of the Connecting Online conference: Friday February 3 at 11 AM EST 4 PM UTC. No registration needed! Just log in http://bit.ly/2iTJWBg

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6 Strategies for Using Social Media to Promote Your Writing

The webinar recording is online and available for Textbook & Academic Authors Association members. Not a member? Join this vibrant community!

In the webinar I discussed creating podcasts, communicating visually, and creating a cross-platform strategy.

Here are some resources related to topics covered and questions raised in the webinar:

Here are some resources in response to questions posed in the discussion.

Online resources and books about social media and academic life:

Resources for TAA Members:

 

 

 

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