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    • Nathan Hutchings
      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 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".
    • 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 <- ???
    • 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 textDelivered 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
    • 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
      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….
    • 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/
    • 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 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
    • 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.
    • Who shall we talk to?
       Contact Pellegrini Education Manager - Matt Solley – msolley@campion.com.au for contacts with any of the publishers mentioned.  Pellegrini are Educational consultants and facilitate between the textbook vendors and the schools.
      Information from Ian.Quartermiane (ICT Project Manager) @ISQ