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    http://tugtc.tugraz.at/wbtmaster/courses/EE_panel5.htm - Books
    http://tugtc.tugraz.at/wbtmaster/courses/MMI_startd.htm
    http://tugtc.tugraz.at/wbtmaster/courses/eesglss07_startd.htm
    http://tugtc.tugraz.at/wbtmaster/courses/mlearn_startd.htm
    http://tugtc.tugraz.at/wbtmaster/createEbook.htm
    http://tugtc.tugraz.at/wbtmaster/viewhtme.htm
    http://www.austria-forum.org/wbtmaster/kindle/ - E-reader Converter
    http://ebook.tugraz.at/abc/
    http://ebook.tugraz.at/
    http://home.arcor.de/mag12/computer/DjVu.htm
    http://djvu.org/
  • Who are we? – Dept. Social Learning // Computer and Information Services // University of Technology Graz
    What is our main aim? – Service of Technology Enhanced Learning for entire university to establish into teaching standards and curricula
  • E-Books at TU Graz

    1. 1. Dept. Social Learning TU Graz Nov. - 2010 E-Books at TU Graz Development, experience, and outlook of e-books and e-readers in university practice and research Walther Nagler Martin Ebner Nikolai Scerbakov
    2. 2. Dept. Social Learning TU Graz Nov. - 2010 Technology enhanced Learning http://flickr.com/photos/powerbooktrance/289992273//
    3. 3. Dept. Social Learning TU Graz Nov. - 2010 TU Graz Teaching and Learning Service System • Image
    4. 4. Dept. Social Learning TU Graz Nov. - 2010 E-Books – Definition I • E-books for digital libraries Includes all readable or download documents (books, online news, papers, magazines …) offered by an online library portal or similar institution. • Format usually PDF, other text formats • Interactivity: restricted by PDF, low or not given • Multimedia: restricted by PDF • Advantage: availability, online, can be searched
    5. 5. Dept. Social Learning TU Graz Nov. - 2010 E-Books – Definition II • E-books for e-reader Devices for the consummation of special formatted digitalized books. • Formats: EPUB, Mobipocket, DjVu, others • Interactivity: Low or not given; EPUB adjusts automatically to display size • Multimedia: Low; Amazon Kindle can play MP3 • Advantage: display with low energy consumption; EPUB bases on XML
    6. 6. Dept. Social Learning TU Graz Nov. - 2010 E-Books – Definition III • E-books created with authoring tools Creation of individual interactive, multimedia content that very often follows didactical backgrounds and course structure • Formats: For Browsers (HTML, XML …), SCORM, special formats • Interactivity: flexible, usually very high • Multimedia: usually very high • Advantage: may be converted to other formats inclusively EPUB for e-readers • Often embedded or part of a LMS (Learning Management System) • User creates content • Many possibilities of different authoring tools
    7. 7. Dept. Social Learning TU Graz Nov. - 2010 E-Book and E-Reader at TU Graz - Overall
    8. 8. Dept. Social Learning TU Graz Nov. - 2010 TU Graz - TeachCenter • LMS of TU Graz (Learning Management System) • http://tugtc.tugraz.at
    9. 9. Dept. Social Learning TU Graz Nov. - 2010 TU Graz – TeachCenter; E-Book Environment Example: http://tugtc.tugraz.at/wbtmaster/courses/MMI_startd.htm
    10. 10. Dept. Social Learning TU Graz Nov. - 2010 The TU Graz ABC-Manager • Online authoring tool for e-books • http://ebook.tugraz.at/abc/
    11. 11. Dept. Social Learning TU Graz Nov. - 2010 E-Book and E-Reader at TU Graz - Detailed
    12. 12. Dept. Social Learning TU Graz Nov. - 2010 Generation of E-Books using ABC-Manager • Concept • Splitting content into microcontent = screens • Saving screens in screen-pools • Merging screens to courses • Generating output formats of courses • Didactics • Preparing content in regard to its importance (ABC-concept) • Fixed layout (no scrolling, different designs) • Editing with a WYSIWYG editor (Tiny MCE) • Structure of three levels • Multiple outputs • Online: Upload to TUGTC E-Book administration environment • E-Reader Fromats (in development) • CD ROM Version (in re-development) • PDF (in re-development)
    13. 13. Dept. Social Learning TU Graz Nov. - 2010 Generation of E-Books and E-Reader Formats using TU Graz TeachCenter • ABC E-Books within TU Graz TeachCenter • Upload / Update ABC-e-books using E-Books administration environment • Online Version = e-book sensus stricter • E-book generation environment • Upload and convert e-books from content from local drive • or from content on TUGTC • E-reader generation environment • Upload and convert content from local drive for e-reader output • E-reader converter for any content
    14. 14. Dept. Social Learning TU Graz Nov. - 2010 Output variants of content on TU Graz TeachCenter • Basic and special print functionalities • Button “Get PDF and Mobi/Kindle” as a standard print functionality • Button “Get EPUB” • Extended print functionality • Embedded within E-book generation and administration environment • Embedded within E-reader generation environment • Formats: • PDF • HTML (for offline version) • E-reader Version 1: EPUB (iPad) • E-reader Version 2: Mobipocket (Kindle, ...) • Mobile Version (iPhone, ...)
    15. 15. Dept. Social Learning TU Graz Nov. - 2010 From 5GB to 8MB - Special interest on format DjVu • Format DjVu DjVu (pronounced "déjà vu") is a digital document format with advanced compression technology and high performance value. DjVu allows for the distribution on the Internet and on DVD of very high resolution images of scanned documents, digital documents, and photographs. DjVu viewers are available for the web browser, the desktop, and PDA devices. •Learn about: http://djvu.org/ •Viewer and Converter: http://home.arcor.de/mag12/computer/DjVu.htm
    16. 16. Dept. Social Learning TU Graz Nov. - 2010 Examples • iPad Demo • Example EPUB • Example DjVu • E-readers (Desktop Versions) • http://ebook.tugraz.at • http://tugtc.tugraz.at • Simple Print Functionalities – Example: Demo Course • Extended Print Functionalities – Example: Books in Demo Course • E-Book generation environment • E-reader Converter • ABC-E-Book online – Example: mlearn • ABC-E-Book online – Example: Electrical systems
    17. 17. Dept. Social Learning TU Graz Nov. - 2010 Future aspects of TU Graz according to e-books
    18. 18. Dept. Social Learning TU Graz Nov. - 2010 Computer and Information Services Graz University of Technology Walther Nagler walther.nagler@tugraz.at http://elearningblog.tugraz.at http://elearning.tugraz.at http://ebook.tugraz.at http://www.iicm.tugraz.at/ Dept. Social Learning

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