eBooks & beyond
Paradigm shift
This presentation is based on Information from Ian Quartermaine (ICT Project Manager)
@ISQ
...
Paradigm shift
In 1962, Thomas Kuhn wrote The Structure of
Scientific Revolution, and fathered, defined
and popularized th...
Books..It’s no longer that simple..
• Hard Copy
– Customer -> bookshop <- publisher
– Customer ->internet <- publisher
– C...
What is an eBook
• a term used to mean many different things in regard
to text books. In increasing order of sophisticatio...
Google Books
eReaders
• iPad, iTouch, iPhone
• Kindle (Amazon)
• Kobo
• BeBook
See http://ebook-reader-review.toptenreviews.com/
Publishers - Cengage
• Cengage
– http://www.cengage.com.au/
Cengage Learning has acquired McGraw-Hill Australia's
portfoli...
Publishers - Cambridge
• Cambridge GO
• Free additional support resources - including
an electronic version of the student...
Amazon.com
Lulu
blurb
Safari books online
http://my.safaribooksonline.com/home
http://oreilly.com/
YouTube
Diigo… sharing links and notes
So what does it mean for me as a
teacher?
• Very soon you will be able to at the very least
purchase PDFs of texts
• You m...
So what does it mean for me as a
teacher
• All publishers have some sort of presence on
line with varying levels of online...
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  1. 1. eBooks & beyond Paradigm shift This presentation is based on Information from Ian Quartermaine (ICT Project Manager) @ISQ Nathan Hutchings
  2. 2. Paradigm shift In 1962, Thomas Kuhn wrote The Structure of Scientific Revolution, and fathered, defined and popularized the concept of "paradigm shift" (p.10). Kuhn argues that scientific advancement is not evolutionary, but rather is a "series of peaceful interludes punctuated by intellectually violent revolutions", and in those revolutions "one conceptual world view is replaced by another".
  3. 3. Books..It’s no longer that simple.. • Hard Copy – Customer -> bookshop <- publisher – Customer ->internet <- publisher – Customer ->internet <- author/publisher • eCopy – Customer -> internet <- publisher – Customer -> internet <- author/publisher • No book No eBook just information/knowledge – Customer -> internet <- ???
  4. 4. What is an eBook • a term used to mean many different things in regard to text books. In increasing order of sophistication: • Static PDF - straight copy of paper text Delivered by CDROM or download • Enhanced PDF (Acrobat Pro) - allows various text & audio annotation, sticky notes etc. • Delivered by CDROM or download. Some offer “page faithful” additions (E.g. Macmillan) that navigate like traditional books • E-pub format -can include enhanced annotation features and dictionary functions etc. Delivered by disk, web or services like iTunes
  5. 5. Google Books
  6. 6. eReaders • iPad, iTouch, iPhone • Kindle (Amazon) • Kobo • BeBook See http://ebook-reader-review.toptenreviews.com/
  7. 7. Publishers - Cengage • Cengage – http://www.cengage.com.au/ Cengage Learning has acquired McGraw-Hill Australia's portfolio of secondary school titles, Sunday, 1 August 2010 Cengage Learning has announced it has acquired McGraw-Hill Australia's portfolio of secondary school titles. – Offer full online eLearning solutions and packages – http://www.cengage.edu.au They have the platform, content, market reach….
  8. 8. Publishers - Cambridge • Cambridge GO • Free additional support resources - including an electronic version of the student text, extra materials, activities and links to other resources - available online for users of Cambridge textbooks. Cambridge GO is available for student and teachers. • http://www.cambridge.edu.au/go/
  9. 9. Amazon.com
  10. 10. Lulu
  11. 11. blurb
  12. 12. Safari books online http://my.safaribooksonline.com/home
  13. 13. http://oreilly.com/
  14. 14. YouTube
  15. 15. Diigo… sharing links and notes
  16. 16. So what does it mean for me as a teacher? • Very soon you will be able to at the very least purchase PDFs of texts • You may chose to use a registered online interactive text • You may compile your course notes and publish them yourself or in collaboration with others or your employer • Your course text may even be a combination of social bookmarking, youTube, blog • Your employer may seek a campus based hosting service for eBooks
  17. 17. So what does it mean for me as a teacher • All publishers have some sort of presence on line with varying levels of online Interactive texts. These are usually activated by pins that give access for certain licence periods. • Digital only subscriptions are possible in most cases • Don't expect a cheaper product as publishers continue to absorb considerable costs from their digital metamorphosis.

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