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The UNESCO/CICT workshop on ‘Touch and Mobile Technologies for the Classroom’ will aim to address issues related to these technologies and beyond and delve into the intricacies of the subject …

The UNESCO/CICT workshop on ‘Touch and Mobile Technologies for the Classroom’ will aim to address issues related to these technologies and beyond and delve into the intricacies of the subject targeting high-level policy makers at the Ministries of Education in the Arab Gulf States.


Beyond policy level discussions the workshop will aim to sensitize the participants to the issues of preparedness for this emerging transformation.


Digital Content, Interactivity, Mobile Applications, Open Educational Content Standards etc. are discussed in details.


Location : Ministry of Education of Kingdom of Bahrain

Speaker : Giorgio Ungania

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  • 1. Next Generation Digital Books Giorgio Ungania | http://about.me/giorgioungania
  • 2. Next Generation Digital BooksA Disrupted Industry
  • 3. Next Generation Digital Books10.0 7.5 5.0 2.5 0 2000 2002 2004 2006 2008
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  • 13. Next Generation Digital Books Books as digital files for eBOOK Readers E-books are digital files designed to be read by specific computer software, sometimes called “apps”. In thisscenario, one type of software or app is designed to read many files types.
  • 14. Next Generation Digital BooksKindle AppReads Ebook files in Kindle(mobi) and other formats
  • 15. Next Generation Digital BooksiBooks AppReads Ebook files in ePuband PDF formats
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  • 17. Next Generation Digital BooksStanza AppRead ePUB files
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  • 19. Next Generation Digital BooksEPUB (short for electronic publication ) is a free and open e-book standard by the International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF).
  • 20. Next Generation Digital Books•Free and open•Reflowable (word wrap) and resizable text•Inline raster and vector images•Embedded metadata•DRM support
  • 21. Next Generation Digital Books Books as Stand alone AppsWhen a book is produced as an app all the features that might need to appear in an ebook reader app need to be developed specific to that App. This has the advantage of flexibility as features are not limited to the usual set of ebook features. Multimedia can be embedded in creativeways that are not limited by what an ebook reader app may or may not support.
  • 22. Next Generation Digital Books Books as Stand alone AppsThe downside of all this is cost and effort. Instead of the couple of hundred dollars spent producing an ebook file, an ebook app is more likely to set you back a couple of thousand – per platform.
  • 23. Next Generation Digital Books Books as Stand alone Apps If you produce a book as an app then you may have to keep producing the book as an app for years to come, upgrading for new platforms and new versions ofplatforms. Ebook reader apps will also have this problem,but the upgrades are the responsibility of the reader app developer, not the publishers of the book files.
  • 24. Next Generation Digital Books Books as Stand alone Apps The Experience
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  • 27. Next Generation Digital BooksOUR CHOICE DEMO
  • 28. Next Generation Digital Books The Publishing Industry Speaks
  • 29. Next Generation Digital Books David Steinberger, CEO of Perseus Digital Book World 2011
  • 30. Next Generation Digital BooksChallenges for the production processes.Digitizing the publishing “backlist” (books already published) Changing production processes to produce the “forward list” (books yet to be published).
  • 31. Next Generation Digital Books Backlist DigitizationMany publishers have been working on backlistdigitization for years. However, most concentrated onconverting to PDF ebooks, being the format the mainebook distributors were demanding.As a result, most books now exist as PDFs, even if theyare only sitting in publishers’ archives.
  • 32. Next Generation Digital Books Backlist DigitizationVery few publishers digitized the backlist as ePub.Most publishers are even less ready for the newer trendto produce a book as a stand-alone software “app”.
  • 33. Next Generation Digital Books Front List DigitizationAt some point, publishers must decide to stop producingbooks using their traditional processes, and beginproducing the forward list in the new formats.This will introduce some major changes in the Industry..
  • 34. Next Generation Digital Books Front list Digitization•re-engineering production processes•re-training staff in new production methods•laying off some production staff•hiring new staff (from IT rather than publishing backgrounds)•outsourcing some or all book production
  • 35. Next Generation Digital Books Self Publishing
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  • 38. Next Generation Digital BooksiBooks Author DEMO Giorgio Ungania | http://about.me/giorgioungania