Student co-creation of a collaborative course text book

/Student co-creation of a collaborative course text book

Student co-creation of a collaborative course textbook

Michael Muthukrishna LSEDarren Moon LTI LSEAthina Chatzigavriil LTI LSEThe project team:
Michael Muthukrishna, Department of Psychology
Athina Chatzigavriil and Darren Moon from LTI

“I will turn my lecture notes into more detailed course notes. These will be available for students to edit, comment on, and make notes that can turn into conversations prior to the lecture. As time progresses, these could be revised based on what the students identify as confusing or missing. Essentially, students will be helping to co-create the course material and thereby improving their own learning by thinking about how best to explain topics to other students (or simply identifying what does and doesn’t make sense).


I will embed video and graphics, I use a lot of Youtube videos or illustrative graphics and these would be expanded on and included in the course notes. I also teach some mathematical and simulation models and plan to add more to the course. I will supplement this with online simulations within the course notes that students could play with and the above would be made available before lectures. During the lectures students can take notes in the collaborative doc. These will serve as the summaries of the lectures and added to the end of each chapter/lecture’s course notes.


I will also give students the option of creating multiple choice questions and will turn the questions students ask anyway into MCQ questions that supplement each lecture. We also plan to incentivize students to create more questions by including one student generated question in the final exam.


By the end of the term, this would have everything a typical textbook contains and could be expanded on and refined each year with the hope of eventually replacing the assigned textbooks.”

Michael Muthukrishna

LTI will help with finding a suitable collaborative platform and creating and embedding graphics and interactive features.

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