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Presented by Dr. Susan C. Hines,
Director of Instructional Technology
Delta State University

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  • 1. eBook rEvolution
    Presented by: Dr. Susan C. Hines, Director Delta State University
    April 14, 2010
    Session ID 1184
  • 2. Session Description
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    Session ID 1184
    For the last few years, Amazon, Sony, Barnes and Noble, and Apple have renewed the reading publics’ interest in ebooks. The creation of comfortable and convenient devices (Kindles, Readers, Nooks, iPads) that allow for the easy purchasing, storing and manipulation of digital texts have caught the attention of some serious bibliophiles. When it takes just a few days to convert a first-edition owning English professor (from paper to plastic), the power of the technology is self-evident. The power to offer students huge savings on printed textbook costs is also self-evident, but, unfortunately, rarely pursued on college and university campuses. This presentation will examine the reasons why ebook technologies are not more widely adopted on campus; it will also outline a few plans that may assist individuals, departments, and institutions in moving toward less expensive, more efficient paperless solutions.
  • 3. Reading Devices
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    Barnes
    & Noble
    Amazon
    Kindle
    Nook
    Sony
    Apple
    iPad
    Reader
  • 4. Bookstores and Repositories
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  • 5. Formats and File Types
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    .pdb
    .rtf
    .mobi
    .html
    .txt
    .azw
    .pkg
    .lrf
    .pdf
    .rb
    .epub
  • 6. eBook Advantages
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    • Comfortable new reading devices
    • 7. More booksellers and vendors
    • 8. A variety of supported formats
    • 9. Near-instant delivery
    • 10. Lower book and textbook prices
    • 11. Free ebooks in the public domain
    • 12. Portable -- devices and computer files
    • 13. Multi-platform, redundancy
    • 14. Customizable (resizing, back-lighting)
    • 15. Media facilitation (hypertext, hypermedia)
    • 16. Concordance- and search-ready
    • 17. Built-ins (dictionary, screen-reader)
    • 18. Cross-reading and annotating
    • 19. May be better for the environment
    • 20. May be better for the book author
  • eBook Obstacles
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    • Expense of ebook reading devices
    • 21. Proliferation of buying and format options
    • 22. Discomfort with/mistrust of new technologies
    • 23. Textbook availbility
    • 24. Pedagogy and citation issues
    • 25. Academic freedom issues
    • 26. Student behavior issues
    • 27. Copyright and authorship concerns
    • 28. Role of university library
    • 29. University bookstore earnings
    • 30. eBook durability
    • 31. Changing technologies
    • 32. May be worse for the environment
    • 33. May be worse for the book author
  • eBook Headlines
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  • 34. Education in a Bad Economy
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    University
    Tuition
    UniversityFunding
  • 35. Mitigating Student Expenses
    10
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    University
    Tuition
    Student
    Textbooks
  • 36. Highs and Lows
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    $100.00
    New
    $50.00
    Used
    Though this be madness, yet there is method in’t.
    $32.00
    Rented
    $0.00
    eBook
  • 37. Talking to Faculty
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    Some faculty members may be using an ebook reading device already.
    It’s good to identify thesepeople. They are already sold on electronic texts. Just ask them what they’re reading and how much money they’re saving.
    What texts are served up
    on your ereading device?
    Others can be hostile.
    The book is a venerable
    artifact, after all -- the key to
    education as we know it.
  • 38. Disciplined Numbers
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    The table below reflects what typical English majors with a communications minor might spend on their discipline-related textbooks in the course of a four-year undergraduate degree. Students buying mostly new textbooks spend more than $1,000 than their ereading counterparts.
  • 39. Reading On the Monitor
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    Most of us are already experienced
    ereaders, though we read differently
    here, at our desks, in front of our
    computer screens.
    The multi-tasking, Internet-connected
    computer promotes an interrupted,
    surface reading rather than a solitary,
    deep reading.
  • 40. Questions and Answers
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  • 41. Survey and Contact Information
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    Thank you for your time and interest!
    Please complete the online
    class evaluation form:
    Session ID 1184.
    Dr. Susan C. Hines
    shines@deltastate.edususan.hines@sungardhe.com
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