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  • 1. iBooks! Texts of the future?
  • 2. iBooks are eBooks available on iPads (and iPhones)
    • iPads are:
    • popular and affordable personal computing devices
    • Highly visual in nature
    • Marketed to schools
  • 3. Features of iBooks
    • Easy to download from App Store
    • Easy to manipulate
    • Key-word-searchable
  • 4.  
  • 5. Text may be highlighted, and notes may be embedded.
  • 6. Dictionary available by touch Dictionary definitions are available by touch.
  • 7. There is a potential for a high level of interactivity.
  • 8. Potential Uses in Education:
    • Textbooks
    • Reading for pleasure
    • New projects: Student-made books
        • (using iBooks Author)
    • Teacher-made books
  • 9.
    • Highly engaging tool that may spark student interest
    • Interactivity may make it easier for students to engage with the text independent of the teacher.
        • Large numbers of images
        • Embedded videos
        • Interactive activities
        • Note-taking and dictionary features
    Advantages of iBooks:
  • 10. Current Limitations:
    • Limited availability of textbooks at this time
    • Highly interactive texts have large files, consuming considerable iPad memory
    • Expensive and cannot be resold after use
    • Flexible functions of iPad may provide distractions
  • 11.  
  • 12. Potential Developments:
    • Teachers may begin to write their own iBooks, using iBook Author
      • Issues of reliability and copyright?
    • iBooks may exist in cloud
      • Requires wireless internet needed to read
      • “ Purchase” may really be a lease
      • iBooks may redefine the concept of “book”