Students are encouraged to read their textbook before and after lecture, but do they? Elon professor Joel Karty discusses the pedagogical features in his new textbook–Display Text and Your Turn exercises–that have helped motivate his students to read, often weeks before lecture, and that he believes gives students more control over their own learning.

Why mechanisms? What does it mean to be mechanistically organized book? What advantages does a mechanistic organization offer? Watch Joel’s other videos to find out.

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