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  Session: Developing and Using Next-Generation Simulations
  Paper Type: Contributed
  Title: An Interactive Textbook on the Physics of Sound
  Meeting: 2017 Summer Meeting: Cincinnati, Ohio
  Location: N/A
  Time: 5:40PM
  Author: Kyle Forinash,, Indiana University Southeast,
5022638703, kforinas@ius.edu
  Co-Author(s): Wolfgang Christian
  Abstract: The bulk of the information provided to students in most courses is static in nature, consisting of PDF or PowerPoint versions of lecture notes, sample tests, syllabus and supplementary material. This is in spite of a trend for more interactive teaching methods such as group work, online chats, clickers, and Socratic dialog to mention only a few. So are there ways to make the assigned reading material more interactive? In this talk we will demonstrate the features of an interactive book on the physics of sound, which we published recently on iTunes. This book was used this past semester in an introductory physics of sound class and uses interactive simulations, sound clips and YouTube links to present a much more interactive text to students.
  Footnotes: None
  Presentation: Cincinnati2017ePubs.pdf

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