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Acm1010 Powerpoint Presentation
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  • 1. E<br />books<br />And their impact on education<br />By ‘Insert Daggy Name Here’<br />Danielle Flood<br />Jessica McKinnon<br />Alisa Lennhoff<br />
  • 2. What is an eBook?<br />A eBook (electronic book) is a paperless book that can be downloaded and read on your palm pilot, eBook reader, laptop, or even mobile phone.<br />The eBook may prove to be the best invention for readers since Gutenburg’s printing press in 1450.<br />While most eBooks are also available in print, there is a growing trend where eBooks are only available electronically. <br />The most notable instance was in 2000 when Stephen King released his short story Riding the Bullet only as an eBook. Many new authors self-publish their books in an electronic format, cutting out the middle men of agents and publishers.<br />e<br />
  • 3. Kindle<br />iPad<br />Sony Reader<br />Cybook<br />Eco Reader<br />
  • 4. The eBook has many advantages over the printed book<br />You no longer need to store dozens of books, up to 2,000 can be kept on one small eBook reader.<br />Inexpensive – many classics are free, thousands of books are around $2, and most best sellers are $10.<br />Some eBook readers include free WiFi so you can download your books straight onto your reader, and not need to access a computer.<br />They are linked to a dictionary, so you can instantly look up any unfamiliar word.<br />You can copy and paste text onto your eBook reader’s notepad, and when you look at it later it is fully referenced.<br />
  • 5. You can adjust the font size, or have the eBook reader read aloud for you.<br />The environmental benefits are huge<br />Saving paper, including all the new books that aren’t sold that get pulped.<br />Warehousing and Transporting of Books<br />No driving to the store to buy your book<br />No replacements are needed due to wear and tear – especially good for a library<br />
  • 6. How are eBooks impacting education?<br />
  • 7. Students<br />No more carrying around heavy bags. Studies have proven the negative affects heavy bags have on students backs.<br />Read and revise anywhere. In the dark, on the train, while standing in line.<br />Allows for universal access – whether it be on their ebook reader, digital library, school web site<br />Beneficial to students when English is not their first language – text to speech, multi language dictionary<br />Instant access to almost any book. You don’t have to leave your home or wait for books to be shipped out to you. Updates can also be made easily. <br />
  • 8. The younger generations love technology<br />
  • 9. Great for all learning styles– ebooks can allow for a combination of text, images, video and audio to provide an interactive experience for users<br />ABC<br />eBook readers have many helpful functions for studying<br />Highlighting <br />Book marking <br />A<br />Annotating<br />A<br />Zoom and resize text <br />Keyword search<br />=<br />Copy and paste<br />Holds 100’s of books<br />
  • 10. Less of a financial burden on students<br />
  • 11. Educators <br />Saves time<br />Educators can update eBooks with ease<br />Great for courses where textbooks are not used often<br />Modular system<br />Flexibility<br />Access to rare documents <br />New ways of teaching<br />
  • 12. Digital Big Books<br />e<br />eBook + Projector = digital big book <br />
  • 13. The future<br />“While campus libraries and some college stores already have experience with e-books, the influence of e-books will expand and mature in the next few years.” (Nelson, 2008)<br />

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