Here’s a couple of great mentions about Doug (pictured left) and his work on the iPad Textbook project for Roberts & Company Publishers.
From The University of Montana …
“It’s only fitting that an evolutionary biologist is hard at work creating the next evolution of the textbook. University of Montana Professor Doug Emlen is creating a first-of-its-kind textbook that will be coupled with an iPad app to provide images, audio, video clips, and interactive graphics and exercises so college students taking courses in evolutionary biology have multiple ways to learn and — more important to Emlen — to retain the subject matter.”
From Nature …..
“Douglas Emlen is hard at work on an evolution textbook. But this is not just a print book. Creating an iPad app with images, audio and video clips, and interactive graphics and exercises has meant collaborating with designers, programmers and an artist on a digital version of the book.
Emlen, an evolutionary biologist at the University of Montana in Missoula — who is co-writing the book with Carl Zimmer, a science writer based in Guilford, Connecticut — is part of an emerging group of scientists navigating the world of digital textbooks.”