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New Media Consortium 2011 presentation on ebooks.

New Media Consortium 2011 presentation on ebooks.

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  • The golden pot filled with Interactive Textbooks.
  • iBooks is a free app that was created by Apple for it’s iDevices. It displays your books in a nice visual bookshelf and can also be used to view PDF documents. Basic customizations as far as font size and style are also options. Books can be purchased from the iTunes Store, accessed on the back side of the bookshelf (it actually rotates) with samples of the book available for free before purchasing it.
  • A posting at The Chronicle of Higher Ed website back in February discussed the issues involved with making the backpack obsolete.The argument was that Apple could in fact do for the textbook what it did for music. The real revolutionary concept was the iTunes Store and the ability to quickly download inexpensive songs, easily accessible on the iDevices. However, changes to the system of copyright, licensing, and even the idea that the textbook is central to educational experience need to come. Alas, the writer laments seeing those changes anytime in the near future Furthermore without a camera, the current iPad is really challenged in the way of content creation, a citical skill that students need to engage if they are to be successful citizens with control over their lives.Follow the link to read the whole article.
  • In many ways the interfaces, formats and even how they function can differ from publisher, book or aggregator. This free app, Inkling, is interesting as I think it begins to show what interactive textbooks will become. It is barely in its infancy as far as available content, but it allows you to download a sample chapter, which then allows you to see that it has gotten away from the traditional ‘page’ view and is instead sections that you can scroll through. Images can be tapped to expand and bring up additional information and there is some basic highlighting functionality. It’s interesting that actual page number are found in the margins to give some sense of location for referencing later.
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    • 1. eBooks in Higher Education What’s On The Horizon
      New Media Consortium
      Summer Conference June 2011
      Bill Zobrist
      Emerging & Online Product Strategy
    • 2. eBooks! Shapes and sizes!
    • 3. The eReader
    • 4. Amazon ebook sales surpass printed books
      Amazon sells more ebooks than print
      Amazon makes up 2/3 of all ebook sales
      Kindle at $114!
    • 5. Kindle price drop
    • 6. Amazon isn’t looking to “create an experience” — they want the author to create the experience.
      Can He Be Believed?
    • 7. I think we know why he built that Android App store.
    • 8. NookColor
    • 9. iBooks
      • Download and read books
      • 10. Free samples
      • 11. Highlight text, add notes
      • 12. PDF docs
      • 13. Few textbooks
    • Making the backpack obsolete?
      Is Apple doing to the textbook what it did to music? Or was it iTunes?
      It’s not the device, it’s the person holding it that’s changed!
      We simply don’t use books like we used to
    • 14. The ebook is dead
      What was the ebook? PDF?
    • 15. Inkling
    • 16. Kno
      Social Learning
    • 17. CourseSmart
    • 18. CourseSmart
      More devices…the ability to run CourseSmart on a wide variety of devices and via the cloud
      More integration…partnerships with more platforms that enable contextual integration of CourseSmart eTextbooks on major LMS platforms.
      Better and more interactive reading experience…more interactivity in the eReader to bring out the fullness of pedagogy allowed by different types of media experiences.
      More products available on CourseSmart for student purchase…MyLabs, etc.
    • 19. CafeScribe
    • 20. CafeScribe
      rebuilt reader with a flexible, scalable architecture
      personalized learning tools
      extending the LMS through access to digital content
      adding data on learning analytics through roles and permissions in the reader
      use emerging technologies to fast forward mobile options
      respect the different uses smartphones and tablets can play in learning
    • 21. What I’m hearing
      Rich interactions
      Tools for personalization
      Device independence
      Connected to other educational tech
    • 22. The Future of Content
    • 23. Why HTML5
      Rich interactivity desired (like Flash)
      Online / Offline web
      The death of plug-ins
      Cross platform
    • 24. Is this an ebook?
    • 25. Bill Zobrist
      Twitter: bzobrist
      Skype: billzobrist
      Location: usually near NYC
      Questions or Comments?