Springer Nature launches its first textbook as part of the newly established MOOC&BOOK – EurekAlert


IMAGE: Textbook on Archaeoastronomy is linked to the online course The Science of Stars and Stones at Politecnico di Milano. view more 

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Springer Nature is pleased to announce the publication of its first textbook as part of its new MOOC&BOOK product line. The book, Archaeoastronomy: Introduction to the Science of Stars and Stones, by the Italian astrophysicist and archaeoastronomer Giulio Magli is connected to a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) hosted on the platform of the Politecnico di Milano (Polimi Open Knowledge – POK). The book includes direct links to augmented reality material.

The online course, The science of stars and stones, is freely available on the University’s MOOC platform and allows unlimited participation via the web. Students who buy both the print and the e-book can easily access the content and benefit from the numerous exercises with solutions, in addition to those offered in the MOOC. The textbook features multimedia content, such as videos and augmented reality, which can be accessed by PC, tablet, or any other mobile device.

Francesca Bonadei, Executive Editor and project manager for MOOC&BOOK at Springer, states: “Multimedia distance learning plays an important role in providing access to education for people all over the world, regardless of personal or