Q: The text covers all areas and ideas of the subject appropriately and provides an effective index and/or glossary
It has neither index nor glossary
It needs a glossary
It also needs an explanation of how books work.
I teach post secondary trades, many of my new students do not know how to access information in textbooks efficiently. Contents, chapters, index, recipe index ( cooking texts have two indices ) glossary, appendices, etc
Comprehensiveness Rating: 5 out of 5
Q: Content is accurate, error-free and unbiased
Yes it is accurate
Content Accuracy Rating: 5 out of 5
Q: Content is up-to-date, but not in a way that will quickly make the text obsolete within a short period of time. The text is written and/or arranged in such a way that necessary updates will be relatively easy and straightforward to implement
The graphic showing a computer mouse and references to World Wide Web in learning task 5 are out of date
Relevance Rating: 5 out of 5
Q: The text is written in lucid, accessible prose, and provides adequate context for any jargon/technical terminology used
yes it does, the web links are very good, the one on metacognition is excellent.
Clarity Rating: 5 out of 5
Q: The text is internally consistent in terms of terminology and framework
Consistency Rating: 5 out of 5
Q: The text is easily and readily divisible into smaller reading sections that can be assigned at different points within the course (i.e., enormous blocks of text without subheadings should be avoided). The text should not be overly self-referential, and should be easily reorganized and realigned with various subunits of a course without presenting much disruption to the reader.
the modularity is also very good
Modularity Rating: 5 out of 5
Q: The topics in the text are presented in a logical, clear fashion
yes they are
Organization Rating: 5 out of 5
Q: The text is free of significant interface issues, including navigation problems, distortion of images/charts, and any other display features that may distract or confuse the reader
Interface Rating: 5 out of 5
Q: The text contains no grammatical errors
I found none
Grammar Rating: 5 out of 5
Q: The text is not culturally insensitive or offensive in any way. It should make use of examples that are inclusive of a variety of races, ethnicities, and backgrounds
I saw nothing that seemed insensitive or offensive.
Cultural Relevance Rating: 5 out of 5
Q: Are there any other comments you would like to make about this book, for example, its appropriateness in a Canadian context or specific updates you think need to be made?
The book is a great example of how to set a learner up for success.
The photograph on the front cover that is used again on Page 24 is from Spain.
How about a workplace or school/learning situation from Canada?
A similar group shot of people learning that includes a first nations person would be a good improvement.