Ginkgotree Sneak Preview

Date(s) - 01/13/2014
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

UWM Libraries, E175, UWM Learning Technology Center Lab and Innovation Hub


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Join us for a sneak preview of Ginkgotree and new features for 2014!
*Due to strong interest in the first session, we have added a second session from 2-4pm.

UWM Learning Technology Center (LTC) has been conducting a small pilot of Ginkgotree with several faculty and instructors to explore the efficacy of their application on the ability to curate digital content to create textbook alternatives and their impact on student outcomes.  Ginkgotree is a web-based application integrated with Desire2Learn (D2L) that instructors can use to curate digital content (i.e., text, images, websites, videos, slides, and more) that may be an open education resource (OER) or copyrighted.  We will share our findings from the fall pilot and discuss some new additions. 

Ginkgotree is offering new features in 2014 and collaborating with McGraw-Hill Higher Education and NBC Learn to provide access to a more affordable eText and a rich learning experience.

Starting January 2014, instructors using Ginkgotree will be able to:

  1. Search OER content from Khan Academy, Youtube, Wikipedia, OpenLibrary, and more using Discovery Engine within Ginkgotree
  2. Select a textbook from the full McGraw-Hill library providing students their content at a discount.
  3. Incorporate NBC Learn videos for free for the spring semester
  4. Freeze and annotate a web page to bring into your textbook bundle to ensure the content you want students to study remains the same
  5. Allow other instructors in your institution to use your Bundle as a basis for theirs
  6. Add transcription for your images, audio, and now video

Potential benefits of using Gingkotree:

  • Reduce textbook expenses (averaged $153/course in 2012)
  • Improve learning through digital annotations and other features
  • Create engagement with the content through comments and discussions
  • Develop a rich learning experience through the use of video
  • Integrate OER, such as websites, copyrighted texts, and more providing digital access to all course materials in one place
  • Increase your ability to guide student learning

Ginkgotree is accessible on mobile devices and the content and interface is adherent to ADA accessibility guidelines.

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