eBook rEvolution Presented by: Dr. Susan C. Hines, Director Delta State University April 14, 2010 Session ID 1184
Session Description 2 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.
Reading Devices This template was created in Microsoft® PowerPoint® 2007® Sample slides with instructions have been added for you as a guide The rules of etiquette slide is optional – feel free to edit or delete 3 Session ID 1184 Barnes & Noble Amazon Kindle Nook Sony Apple iPad Reader
Bookstores and Repositories This template was created in Microsoft® PowerPoint® 2007® Sample slides with instructions have been added for you as a guide The rules of etiquette slide is optional – feel free to edit or delete 4 Session ID 1184
Formats and File Types This template was created in Microsoft® PowerPoint® 2007® Sample slides with instructions have been added for you as a guide The rules of etiquette slide is optional – feel free to edit or delete 5 Session ID 1184 .pdb .rtf .mobi .html .txt .azw .pkg .lrf .pdf .rb .epub
Education in a Bad Economy 9 Session ID 1184 University Tuition UniversityFunding
Mitigating Student Expenses 10 Session ID 1184 University Tuition Student Textbooks
Highs and Lows 11 Session ID 1184 $100.00 New $50.00 Used Though this be madness, yet there is method in’t. $32.00 Rented $0.00 eBook
Talking to Faculty 12 Session ID 1184 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.
Disciplined Numbers 13 Session ID 1184 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.
Reading On the Monitor 14 Session ID 1184 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.