The Future of eBooks and Its Effect on Learning (DAEC 2012)

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  • Ask the Audience: How many of you own an eBook device? How many of you read more with an eReader than with print?
  • Signs of the future?
  • Constructivism is based on the idea that when we learn, we compare new information with what we already know. 
  • Constructivism is based on the idea that when we learn, we compare new information with what we already know. 
  • Online Search:Find four words you don’t know and look them up Find three websites that talk about this topic Summarize each one Compare each one Choose the article that best explains the topic and why
  • Constructivism is based on the idea that when we learn, we compare new information with what we already know. 
  • The Future of eBooks and Its Effect on Learning (DAEC 2012)

    1. 1. DAEC | Diocese of Springfield| November 2012The Future of eBooks & Its Effect on Learning Jared Dees Digital Publishing Specialist Ave Maria Press Creator The Religion Teacher
    2. 2. Presentation Objectives 1. Define “book” 2. Share the latest trends3. Apply the Learning PROCESS to eBooks
    3. 3. What is the title of the most recent book you read?
    4. 4. What is the title of the most recent article you read?
    5. 5. What is the title of the most recentblog post you read?
    6. 6. What is the title of the most recent bookthat changed your life?
    7. 7. What is the title of the most recent articlethat changed your life?
    8. 8. What is the title of the most recentblog postthat changed your life?
    9. 9. eBooks > Hardcover (look out paperback!) June 2012 Source: http://mashable.com/2012/06/17/ebook-hardcover-sales/
    10. 10. The Rise of Kindle September 2012Source: http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/king-jeff-and-his-renaissance-of-reading.php
    11. 11. Rising eBook Sales October 2012Source: http://lunch.publishersmarketplace.com/2012/10/june-aap-trade-ebook-and-paperback- numbers-stay-50-shades-strong/
    12. 12. eBooks Sales at 15% 15% BISG ReportSource: http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/king-jeff-and-his-renaissance-of-reading.php
    13. 13. How high will it go? 15% BISG ReportSource: http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/king-jeff-and-his-renaissance-of-reading.php
    14. 14. eBook Readers Read More Books September 2012 Source: http://mashable.com/2012/09/19/e-reader-infographic/
    15. 15. What is a “book”? The Functions of a Book 1. Preservation of an idea using written words.2. Communication medium between an author and a reader.
    16. 16. What is the future of a book? The Functions of a eBook1. Preservation of an idea using written words and other multi- media content accessible on digital devices. 2. Communication medium between an author and a reader.
    17. 17. The Future? Experiments in Digital Publishing
    18. 18. Books with Ads The Price of Advertising in Books 14% Prefer free book with ads 10% 46% Pay $0.99 for no ads Pay $2.99 for no ads 9% Pay up to $19.90 for no ads 21% Download pirated version October 2012Source: http://www.digitalbookworld.com/2012/book-buyers-would-prefer-free-books-with-advertising- to-paying-survey-says/
    19. 19. Self-Publishing
    20. 20. Self-Publishing
    21. 21. Kindle Singles
    22. 22. Kindle Serials
    23. 23. The Potential of eTextbooks
    24. 24. What’s wrong with this picture?
    25. 25. Source: http://www.apple.com/education/ibooks-textbooks/
    26. 26. The #1 Challenge of Teachers
    27. 27. Apple iBooks
    28. 28. iBooks Textbooks on the iPad• Unique Navigation • Note-taking and• Unique Design Highlighting• Image Galleries • Glossary• Interactive Images • Search • Study Cards • Sharing
    29. 29. Examples: Ave Maria Press eTextbooks
    30. 30. The Effect of eBooks on Learning
    31. 31. What is the Learning PROCESS? P R O C ESSPrior Knowledge Receive New Organize New Critical Thinking Assess Based on: Constructivism Learning Theory Scaffolding Theory
    32. 32. P R O C ESSPrior Knowledge Receive New Organize New Critical Thinking Assess Created Watched training PowerPoints, Word Presented a webinarExperience with video about Took notes on the Documents, and on eTextbooks usingMicrosoft Office Microsoft Office training video (O) Reports using PowerPoint 2010 2007 (P) 2010 (R) Microsoft Office (ESS) 2010 (C)
    33. 33. eBooks and the Learning PROCESS P R O C ESSPrior Knowledge Receive New Organize New Critical Thinking Assess What opportunities do eBooks offer to each part of the Learning PROCESS?
    34. 34. P R O C ESSPrior Knowledge Receive New Organize New Critical Thinking Assess • Pre-reading Strategies • Colored Highlights: Know, Sort of Know, Don’t Know • Online Search: definitions, concepts, people, places, etc.
    35. 35. P R O C ESSPrior Knowledge Receive New Organize New Critical Thinking Assess • Look up definitions to words. • Syncs on multiple devices. • Beware of distractions • Teach research skills
    36. 36. P R O C ESSPrior Knowledge Receive New Organize New Critical Thinking Assess • Highlights/Notes  Study Cards • Review Highlights/Notes • Search Highlights/Notes • Mind-mapping Apps • Usable? Note-taking Apps • Still Relevant: Hand-written Notes & Graphic Organizers
    37. 37. P R O C ESSPrior Knowledge Receive New Organize New Critical Thinking Assess • Make connections between eBooks on the same device • From eBook to Apps: audio, photo, video creations
    38. 38. P R O C ESSPrior Knowledge Receive New Organize New Critical Thinking Assess • Answers to Review Questions as Notes • Review highlights and notes for tests • eTextbook Quizzes
    39. 39. Other Ideas? Questions? P R O C ESSPrior Knowledge Receive New Organize New Critical Thinking Assess
    40. 40. More on the Learning PROCESS Find out more in the free eBook: The Religion Teacher’s Guide to Lesson Planning Get it at www.thereligionteacher.com/daec2012
    41. 41. eBooks ≠ Free
    42. 42. What does it take to create an eBook? 1. Author writes the book. 10. Production sends book to be printed. 2. Editor improves book. 11. Production converts book to eBook 3. Copyeditor proofreads for errors. (ePub and Mobi). 4. Author makes changes. (Designer redesigns textbook for iPad) 5. Editor finalizes book. (Outside vendor converts book to 6. Designer creates book cover. eBook) 7. Designer converts Word to InDesign. 12. Editors proofread eBook. 8. Editors and designers proof designed 13. Production distributes eBook. book (x4). 9. Publishing house finalizes book.
    43. 43. Questions?
    44. 44. Thank you! Ave Maria Press www.avemariapress.com www.avemariapress.com/etextbooks The Religion Teacher www.thereligionteacher.com Email: jared@thereligionteacher.com Email: jdees@nd.edu Twitter: @jareddees

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