School of Information
University of Arizona
Open Textbook Production as Participatory Education
In the 2020-22 academic year, a student media lab was launched at a large southwestern
university, with the purpose of integrating student stories into curricula and scholarship
around technologies. In this article, this project is presented as a case and model of participatory education, with examples and links, description of steps taken to implement the project, discussion of resources that contributed to the project’s intended and beneficial outcomes, and best practices for implementation.