21st Century Physics FlexBook: A Compilation of Contemporary and Emerging Technologies provides a starting point for continuous improvement from teachers themselves through comments and new ideas following use of a chapter with their physics classes.
We live in a very dynamic world of discovery, technology development, and ideation in physics. Hardcopy books cannot engage in conversations regarding today’s or even recent physics developments. The Web, however, does provide a medium for such conversations. The FlexBook proposes several approaches to teaching labs and 21st century content. The chapters are configuration controlled in that users cannot edit them. However, we look to the day when users of chapters can comment directly in the FlexBook on what they saw as strengths and weaknesses of the chapter, how they changed the chapter to better suit their needs, and make recommendations on improving the chapter. This could lead to stranded conversations with the author and with other users, and contribute to an even better chapter in the next FlexBook release.