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This is my Keynote presentation for ECMP 455.

This is my Keynote presentation for ECMP 455.

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  • iBooks Author Re-defining the Textbook
  • Yesterday’s system of learning http://teflworldwiki.com/images/thumb/0/0b/ChainedBooks.jpg/400px-ChainedBooks.jpg
  • Live FeedbackPlease use the following link to access the GoogleDoc http://bit.ly/xMJ62h
  • What are some advantages of textbooks?
  • What are some disadvantages of textbooks?
  • Advantages✓Relatively simple to have budget approval from divisions✓Follow existing curriculum requirements and expectations✓They have always existed
  • DisadvantagesX Extremely expensiveX Need constant updates, especially in Science and History classroomsX Not easily updatable
  • Today’s System of Learning Apple iBooks Author http://www.aneclecticmind.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/iBooksAuthorIcon.jpg
  • FeaturesInteractive photo galleriesMoviesKeynote presentationsGlossaries
  • Advantages✓It’s FREE! You are free to edit your textbook in any way that you want✓Updates are really simple to distribute to students and teachers✓Completed textbooks can be shared with educators around the world
  • DisadvantagesX iBooks Author requires the Mac OS X operating system (with an Intel processor)X iPads are expensive for school divisions and limits device (and platform) compatibilityX Custom application features require additional software and HTML5 coding
  • Feedback Form http://bit.ly/xrwOjx