Self-Publishing in Higher Education: Meaning and Approach

James Pannafino
Associate Professor
Interactive and Graphic Design
Millersville University, Pennsylvania

Publishing a book is one of the most ambitious goals an educator can have. Recent changes in the publishing industry have created unique opportunities for new forms of distribution. Educators can now create legitimate scholarly outputs with self-publishing platforms utilizing both online and print on demand (POD) technology. Pannafinno, the author of Interdisciplinary Interaction Design: A Visual Guide to Basic Theories, Models and Ideas for Thinking and Designing for Interactive Web Design and Digital Device Experiences will discuss the strengths and weaknesses of various modes of self-publishing.