What’s changed since 2017?

Just to confuse you, I have now published the ‘master’ version of the third edition of Teaching in a Digital Age at: https://pressbooks.bccampus.ca/teachinginadigitalagev3m/. This is the version that most people will prefer to use, and which I would like used in future.

The version I published earlier in the week was the copy for translators and instructors who had used earlier editions as required reading on their courses. 

The only difference between the two versions of the third edition is that the master version is solely in black text, while the other version uses different colour text to show the changes between editions. This makes it easier for translators, who need translate only the changes, and for instructors to see what has been added from the earlier version they used. However, it is otherwise identical to the master version.

Neither version of the third edition is yet available via the BCcampus open textbook site, but I am hoping it will be loaded there in the next week or so. In the meantime, the master edition can be accessed here: https://pressbooks.bccampus.ca/teachinginadigitalagev3m/.

What’s changed?

For your guidance, I have listed below the main changes over the three editions:

Main changes from 1st to 3rd edition:

Main changes from second to third edition:


Main changes from first to second edition: (all continued to the third edition)


Technical changes

There are also many ‘technical’ changes between all editions:
  • updated references
  • updated urls/examples
  • more examples and content for k-12 teaching
  • standardized ‘look and feel’ of the text
  • more activities and podcast feedback added
  • a comprehensive, up-to-date bibliography.
Apart from the very important lessons from Covid-19, and some coverage of emerging technologies, there are few other substantive changes between the editions, because the ‘fundamentals’ in the book (pedagogy, media selection, affordances, etc.,) have held up very well, despite Covid. The main reason for the different editions is to ensure that the book remains and ‘feels’ current in a field that is constantly evolving.
Click image above to access the master version




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