When clicking on a link it can be difficult to get back to the spot the reader was when they clicked.
This book may need supplementary materials depending on the course that it’s used for, but would provide a solid foundation to a course that is designed for students who are simply looking for more information on how to improve their health behavior.
Framework is consistent. I would like to see the textbook numbered pages 1-142 instead of each chapter starting on page 1.
Chapters are short and range from 1-6 pages (shortest) and 1-19 pages (the longest). Each chapter has a different subject matter.
Navigation is an issue. When one clicks on a highlighted link, they can not get back to the chapter in reference. When returning from a link, the reader starts on page 1 of the first chapter of the textbook and has to scroll to the chapter they were reading.
If I were to choose this textbook, I would need to provide additional assessments both intellectual and physical. I would like to have chapter questions at the end of each chapter and student assessments that assess behaviors in all chapters. About half the chapters have student behavioral assessments.
I have been sitting here trying to decide if it’s comprehensive enough and I think that the answer ultimately comes down to who the learners are in the course. I have been using a more comprehensive text but for my 100-level students, I actually. read more
I have been sitting here trying to decide if it’s comprehensive enough and I think that the answer ultimately comes down to who the learners are in the course. I have been using a more comprehensive text but for my 100-level students, I actually think this text would be better. It would definitely allow for more discussion, interpretation, and activities.
Upon my review, all of the content seems accurate and updated. I do appreciate it being up-to-date as I have found that to be an issue with statistics in my current text. While it may be user error, the link content is inconsistent with appearing when clicked.
Similar to the previous statement, I think the content is up-to-date and accurate. I don’t feel that it will become obsolete within a short period of time as it is understood that statistics change yearly. It provides a chance for conversation and for students to do their own research on statistics if they feel they are inaccurate. Additionally, unlike my current text, this textbook does have the ability to be updated much more frequently making it better for instructors and students.
All concepts were clearly explained and I especially like there is an easily accessible definitions section for each chapter. I know my students would be able to pick up these terms relatively easily. This is even more true since the chapters are shorter and more straightforward than the current course text.
The amount of time it would take for my students to read through these sections would be at least 1/2 the amount of time it currently takes them. The text definitely appears to be easily and readily divisible. There are many headings/subheadings and the use of bolding and italicizing makes certain words and sections stand out and be more memorable.