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  • Digital Textbooks Gary Allen EDUC 8841
  • Need
    • The digital textbook is an innovation that is being developed at the right time when society is looking for cheaper and better ways to educate.
    • Laptop Developed 1984
    • Ereader developed in 2007and the interest builds
  • Research
    • Butler, D.. (2009). The textbook of the future.  Nature,   458 (7238), 568-70.  Retrieved September 14, 2010, from ProQuest Central. (Document ID: 1678583681)
    • Crestani, F., Landoni, M., & Melucci, M.. (2006). Appearance and functionality of electronic books.  International Journal on Digital Libraries,   6 (2), 192-209.  Retrieved September 19, 2010, from ProQuest Central. (Document ID: 2082714661).
  • Development
    • The technology is being developed at the same time when the e-reader platform is being advanced which appears to be a good match for the software as color screens emerge (Bradley, 2009).
    • The technology is receiving a great deal of attention in the educational field where the diffusion of the technology is likely to occur.
    • 2010 the industry waits for cheaper better hardware
  • Commercialization
    • The digital textbook has the advantage of interactive instruction, animated graphics, immediate feedback practice questions and rapid links to vocabulary definitions.
    • Consequently, digital textbooks likely will represent an improved educational delivery method than traditional textbooks.
    • 2010 Recession fuels search for cheaper educational textbooks
  • Timeline
    • Laptop Developed 1984
    • 2004 the first e-reader developed
    • 2007 Amazon introduces the Kindle
    • 2010 The industry waits for better hardware.
    • http://www.naa.org/Resources/Articles/Digital-Media-Moving-To-Mobile-eReader/Digital-Media-Moving-To-Mobile-eReader.aspx
  • Stage 1- Knowledge
    • Current Practice
      • The paper and print textbook has been the industry norm since the inception of formal education.
      • The paper and print textbook are becoming increasingly expensive.
      • Textbook revisions cause repurchase.
  • Stage 1- Knowledge
    • Innovations
      • The Digital Textbook is a logical extension of the continuation of technological advancements in education.
      • Current educational research indicates that interactive educational material may enhance student learning over paper and print textbooks.
  • Stage 2- Persuasion
    • Socioeconomic
      • Computerized learning resources have become common place in society and will not inhibit digital textbook’s acceptance.
    • Personality
      • The digital textbook will be interactive and provide a more engaging and fun way of learning.
  • Stage 2- Persuasion
    • Communication
      • Information will be passed through the educational community by direct sales, educational conventions and government agencies.
    • Testability
      • The digital textbook is currently undergoing testing by a number of educational institutions. The technology is available for studies in your local school district upon request.
    • Observations
      • The digital textbook is readily available on a number of computer hardware platforms.
  • Stage 3 - Decision
    • Advantage
      • The digital textbook is less costly.
      • Digital textbooks can be updated easily.
      • Digital textbooks will be more enjoyable for the student.
    • Compatibility
      • Currently being developed to run on portable interactive platforms.
    • Complexity
      • The software is easy to use.
  • Stage 4 - Implementation
    • Adoption
      • Decision makers within school districts have the power to implement the technology.
      • Decision will be based on costs and effectiveness of student learning.
    • Rejection
      • Rejection could occur if a sufficiently cost-effective hardware platform is not developed that is interactive, portable and low cost.
  • Stage 5 - Confirmation
    • Higher education institutions will continue to sponsor and conduct studies to measure the effectiveness of the technology.
      • Studies will validate the benefits of the technology or cause it to fail.
      • Studies will provide the incentive for greater advancements in the area and more choices for the future.
  • Innovators
    • The researchers are searching for better ways to educate in a more effective and cost-effective approach.
  • Early Adopters
    • The Early Adopters will be the most progressive educational institutions.
    • Cost effectiveness may encourage some educational institutions to try the technology.
  • Early Majority
    • The educational institutions will begin to switch to the technology based on the testimonials and research.
  • Late Majority
    • The late majority will be the educational institutions that have very restrictive spending oversight that are afraid to spend money that is not a sure thing.
  • Laggards
    • The very conservative educational institutions that are reluctant to change and choose to maintain the status quo.