I’m coming to this post pretty late (Oct 2012) . I allowed my students to choose their own textbook last semester in a General Education Humanities survey course. Creating the syllabus was a pain in the $#%& but class discussions were a blast.
Didn’t this post inspire any subsequent responses or discussion? I’ve been through the professional literature and all over the Internet and there just isn’t much out there on this topic.
I’m interested in any experiments or experience in this area.