John Carle


John has lived in Japan since 1997. He teaches at several universities in the Kansai area, including Kindai University and Kansai University. He also runs a publishing company, Oak Hills Press, which helps independent authors publish textbooks. John is the author of The English Gym and The English Gym II, written under the pen name, Jon Charles. He has recently created a digital workbook on the ZenGengo platform.


Materials Writers How to Create an Online Textbook or Workbook more

Sat, Jul 9, 11:45-13:15 Asia/Tokyo

Though there are countless online resources such as Google Forms, Quizlet and Flipgrid, none of these are a viable commercial means for creating online textbooks or workbooks. Moreover, though materials writers may be adept at writing books, very few of them have the coding skills to turn their vision into an online reality. The Materials Writers SIG is delighted to have Paul Raine from the digital platform ZenGengo, Elton LaClare from Sojo University, and John Carle from The English Gym series, speak about creating digital materials. In this presentation, Paul Raine will talk about how individual writers and publishing companies can use a publisher’s version of the ZenGengo platform to create marketable online materials. Elton LaClare will relate the process of creating an online textbook for the Sojo International Learning Center at Sojo University. John Carle will outline how he created digital workbooks to supplement his textbooks. The speakers will also address in detail, how to bring these online resources to market. They will explain how students can purchase materials directly online or through university bookstores using scratch cards. This forum is meant for any educator, writer, or publisher who is interested in creating their own online textbooks or workbooks. There will be an open Q&A session at the end, so please be sure to attend if you are interested in this aspect of materials creation.

John Carle Paul Raine Elton LaClare