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How does OGT+ Work?
Students will have the choice of how they want to access their textbook. Textbooks can be freely viewed and downloaded from The Orange Grove Repository, so many students may opt to read the text online. For those who prefer a hard copy, some or all of the downloaded pages can be printed for free on students’ own printers. Or, if they prefer, students can use the site’s one-click ordering to order a paperback copy of the book printed, bound, and shipped directly to their home for about half the cost of traditional textbooks.
OGT+ opens a new realm of possibilities for customized classroom material. Instructors can now use OGT+ textbooks in their entirety. Instructors can add a link to the online version of their textbook directly into their course web page within their learning management system. They will also be able to access additional materials in The Orange Grove, which gives them the flexibility to create and consume information presented in text, audio, video, animation or other multimedia files.
As soon as funds are available, instructors will also be able to use a drag and drop feature to customize the text to meet their particular teaching needs by selecting and/or rearranging the chapters. In the future, instructors will be able to do additional customizing, omitting superfluous information, and even include their own materials. Each new version of a text book will have its own unique ISBN.