What's Godzilla doing on the cover,
you ask? Think of it as a multiple
symbol for the theme of TCX24:
In Modules We Trust, which had the original
working titles of Modules R' Us and Modules
vs. Textbooks. Precisely what it figures is up
to the reader.
Godzilla could be read as modules
overtaking textbooks, the costs of which
have been rising steadily over the years,
scandalizing many students around the world.
Godzilla could be OUM subject matter experts
consuming available textbooks in order to
re-condense a given body of knowledge in
module form. Godzilla could also be viewed as OUM learners as the powerful
final arbiter of what constitutes good learning materials. The choice is yours!
We hope the contents of TCX24 will serve as food for thought on the uses of
learning materials and the potential they have to enhance teaching and learning. As
usual, we look forward to receiving your feedback on the features.
One final note: The main features on the web version of TCX now come with
a rating system and a comment box for your input. We hope you'll find them
All the best in the new September 2009 semester.